|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|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||86 (43% boys 57% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.8|
|Percentage Free School Meals||17.9%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||5.8%|
|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.