Baltonsborough Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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Baltonsborough Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Name Baltonsborough Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 27 March 2014
Address Ham Street, Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8PX
Phone Number 01458850526
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 86 (43% boys 57% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.8
Local Authority Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 17.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.8%
Persisitent Absence 23.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. Pupils are taught in four classes: two for Key Stage 2 pupils; one for Year 2; and the children in the Reception Year are taught in the same class as pupils in Year 1. Most pupils come from a White British background. The number of pupils supported by additional government funding called the pupil premium, which includes pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and looked after children, is below average. In this school there are only pupils eligible for free school meals supported by the fund. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs supported at school action is above the national average. The proportion of pupils at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is below average. The new headteacher took up her post in January 2013. Over the past year the school has been supported by a Local Leader of Education. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school does not make use of any off-site training.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. All groups of pupils achieve well. Attainment is rising across the school as pupils are making faster progress. Most pupils are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils benefit from teaching that is consistently good. Teachers are particularly effective in devising activities that capture pupils’ interests and encourage them to try hard to succeed. Teachers check pupils’ work promptly, accurately and in great detail across a range of subjects, helping pupils to make strong improvements and develop their understanding. Teaching is effective in the Early Years Foundation Stage and pupils make good progress. Pupils have positive attitudes to their learning and enjoy all the school has to offer. They behave well and say that they feel very safe because the school provides a secure place to learn. The very dedicated headteacher, supported by effective subject leaders and governors, has been successful in securing improvements in both the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement. Pupils have many memorable experiences, including those provided by the wide variety of enrichment activities, which contribute strongly to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It is not yet an outstanding school because: The quality of teaching is not yet outstanding because in a few lessons, some pupils could learn at a faster rate. Teachers do not ensure pupils develop and apply their information and communication technology (ICT) skills across all subjects.