Biscovey Nursery and Infants’ Academy

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Biscovey Nursery and Infants’ Academy

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
Phone Number 01726812006
Type Primary
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.3
Academy Sponsor Aspire Academy Trust
Local Authority Cornwall
Percentage Free School Meals 15.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2%
Persisitent Absence 14.8%
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.