Bewick Bridge Community Primary School

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Bewick Bridge Community Primary School

Name Bewick Bridge Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Fulbourn Old Drift, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, CB1 9ND
Phone Number 01223508772
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 198 (56.1% boys 43.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.7
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Percentage Free School Meals 18.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 51.0%
Persistent Absence 7%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.6%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information about the curriculum, pupil premium, sport premium and governors on its website.

The website does not include the required link to the Department for Education’s performance tables. The previous headteacher left the school in December 2015 after a period of ill health. The current headteacher joined the school in January 2016, initially in an acting capacity before becoming substantive headteacher in April 2016.

The school did not meet floor standards in 2016. These are the minimum standards, set by the government, for pupils’ progress and attainment. The school meets the Department for Education’s definition of a coasting school, based on key stage 2 academic performance results in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Outcomes for pupils are not good enough. Progress at the end of key stage 2 has been too low for the last three years. The quality of teaching fell after the previous inspection.

Some weaker teaching remains. Pupils lose interest in lessons because teaching does not capture their interest and tasks are not well matched to their abilities. Assessment in subjects other than English and mathematics is underdeveloped.

Leaders do not track whether pupils are making good progress in these subjects. In a few classes, pupils’ learning is adversely affected by the behaviour of a very small number of pupils. Governors have not ensured that the overall effectiveness of the school remains good.

The school has the following strengths The headteacher and deputy headteacher have had a demonstrable impact on improving the