Bearwood Primary School

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About Bearwood Primary School

Name Bearwood Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Funmi Alder
Address Bearwood Road, Sindlesham, Wokingham, RG41 5BB
Phone Number 01189784628
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 299
Local Authority Wokingham
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Senior leaders and governors have taken a wide range of decisive and sustained actions to tackle weaknesses.

Consequently, Bearwood Primary School is now a good school. Senior and middle leaders ensure that the quality of learning in mathematics and English is consistently strong across year groups and classes. Due to improvements, pupils now achieve outcomes in line with other pupils nationally in key stages 1 and 2 national tests.

Disadvantaged pupils receive targeted support. Consequently, they make progress in line with other pupils nationally in reading, writing and mathematics. Effective teaching enables pupils to deepen their and explain it clearly, especially in mathematics.

Pupils collaborate effectively, using discussion to share and develop their ideas. They take pride in their work. Presentation in books is almost always of a high standard.

The curriculum is broad and balanced and engages pupils well. The curriculum in art is particularly strong. All members of staff prioritise pupils' safety.

As a result, pupils feel safe in school and know how to keep themselves safe outside school. Behaviour throughout the school is typically of a high standard. It is particularly impressive at breaktimes, when pupils of all ages play happily together.

Relationships are strong and nurturing. Older pupils act as helpful learning mentors for their younger classmates. Provision in early years is consistently strong.

Children learn and develop their social skills well. Subject leaders have improved the quality of teaching, learning and the curriculum in English and mathematics well. Despite some improvements, pupils do not develop skills, knowledge and understanding in subjects in the wider curriculum consistently well.

Leaders and governors have established effective systems to monitor and review the quality of teaching and learning. However, their analysis of information from checks on teaching does not focus sharply enough on the progress made by different groups across all subjects. Although leaders have successfully improved pupils' attendance, it remains below the national average.

The attendance of disadvantaged pupils is also below the national average.

Information about this school

At the time of the inspection, the school was led by an acting headteacher, who has been in post since September 2017. A new headteacher has been appointed from the start of the summer term 2019.

The school is an average-sized primary school. There is a Nursery class, which offers places on a part-time or full-time basis. From Year 1 upwards, pupils are taught in mixed-age classes.

The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and supported by pupil premium funding is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is similar to the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is similar to the national average.

The proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan is above average. The majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is similar to the national average.

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