|Name||Biscovey Nursery and Infants’ Academy|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
|Inspection Date||05 March 2013|
|Address||Lamellyn Road, Par, Cornwall, PL24 2DB|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||Unknown|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||24.3|
|Academy Sponsor||Aspire Academy Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||15.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||11.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Biscovey Nursery and Infant Community School is an average-sized primary school. Almost all pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below average. The pupil premium provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children in local authority care, and children of service families. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is average. The proportion of pupils who are supported at school action plus, or who have a statement of special educational needs is lower than in most other schools. The school makes use of a local authority nurture unit for one of its pupils. There is no other alternative provision.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. The school has improved since the last inspection because senior leaders have successfully improved the quality of teaching. Across the school all groups of pupils make good progress. Attainment in reading and mathematics is now above the national average. Attainment in writing is improving rapidly. Additional adults give very good extra support to children who need it. The curriculum is carefully focused on pupils’ needs, and provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. Behaviour is good across the school. Pupils are polite and well mannered. They feel safe in school and know who to turn to if they have a problem. Bullying is rare. The school’s very good professional development for all staff is a fundamental reason for raising standards of teaching and learning. The governing body is a challenging and supportive friend to the school. Governors are well informed, know their responsibilities well, and successfully fulfil their role in holding senior leaders to account for the school’s performance. It is not yet an outstanding school because : In a small number of lessons pupils are not sufficiently challenged to ensure that they make rapid progress. Pupils’ behaviour is not outstanding because : when they become disinterested in lessons they sometimes lose focus on their work and misbehave.