Bevois Town Primary School

Bevois Town Primary School

Name Bevois Town Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Cedar Road, Southampton, SO14 6RU
Phone Number 02380221467
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 390 (54.4% boys 45.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.4
Local Authority Southampton
Percentage Free School Meals 36.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 72.8%
Persistent Absence 10.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 22.6%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher provides exceptional leadership. She is persistent in her drive to improve every aspect of the school so that pupils have every opportunity to succeed.

Inspirational senior leaders share the headteacher's vision and ambition and they drive the school forward. Leaders make this a special place to learn and work. Everyone is valued and respected and all work as a team.

Governors support senior leaders very well. They carry out their roles professionally and provide a high level of challenge. Teaching is effective because of the strong leadership.

Leaders monitor and evaluate the impact of teaching on learning regula...rly. They are systematic in the support and challenge that they provide, and expect the best from teachers. As a result of good teaching, pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, make good progress and are well prepared for the next stage of their education.

However, not all pupils are achieving the standards of which they are capable. Leaders and teachers are working hard to further develop language skills so that pupils can speak, read and write more fluently. This is helping more to achieve at least the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics.

Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are making a similar rate of progress to other pupils nationally. Leaders and teachers are taking decisive action to help this group of pupils make stronger progress. Children in the Reception class benefit from very high levels of care and support.

They make good progress from low starting points. The large majority of parents are very supportive of the school. They believe their children are well cared for and make strong progress in their learning.

Pupils feel safe at school and show high levels of consideration and respect for each other. A number of pupils have leadership responsibilities, enabling them to make very positive contributions to school life. Pupils' behaviour is impeccable.

Effective strategies to promote good behaviour encourage pupils to be self-reflective and to think about the results of their actions on others.

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. It has increased by five classes since the last inspection and each year group now has two classes.

Since the last inspection, a new teaching block for Years 5 and 6 has been built and a new Reception class has opened. The Reception class is approximately 150 yards down the road from the main school building. A new senior leadership team has been established since the last inspection, with the appointment of a deputy headteacher and two assistant headteachers.

Three quarters of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportions of pupils who are disadvantaged and those who have SEN and/or disabilities are above the national averages. The school is a member of the Aspire Community Trust.