Bishop Cornish CofE VA Primary School

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Bishop Cornish CofE VA Primary School


Name Bishop Cornish CofE VA Primary School
Website http://www.bishop-cornish.cornwall.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Lynher Drive, Saltash, PL12 4PA
Phone Number 01752845463
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 203 (51.7% boys 48.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.3
Local Authority Cornwall
Percentage Free School Meals 11.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.5%
Persistent Absence 4.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 11%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (03 July 2012)
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Information about the school

The school is an average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is below the national average. A much lower than average proportion of pupils is known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. Before- and after-school care is provided in a separate building on the school site and was included in this inspection. A pre-school, run independently in the same building, was not a part of this inspection. The school meets the government?s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils? attainment and progress.

Key findings

This is a good school. It promotes pupils? personal development extremely well. Pupils grow as confident, courteous, considerate young people, showing joy of learning in response to the outstanding curriculum. This vibrant school is not outstanding because inconsistencies in teaching mean that pupils? achievement is not at the highest level. Standards by Year 6 are above average. Pupils generally make good progress throughout the school. Outcomes in reading and writing are often better than for mathematics. Pupils produce high-quality work in art, design and technology and music because provision for these subjects is excellent. Teaching is good, engaging, and provides interesting activities that strongly promote pupils? growth as independent learners. Between them, teachers possess considerable expertise in a range of subjects. Most lessons are planned well, although tasks set sometimes do not match the needs of all pupils. Teaching encourages pupils? pride in the presentation of their work but pupils are not always given enough opportunities to complete it. Pupils show exemplary attitudes to learning and feel extremely safe in school. They work hard and with enjoyment. They are confident to ask for help when needed, and to explore their own questions. Behaviour is outstanding. Leaders? and managers? passionate drive and energy underpin the excellent promotion of pupils? spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and of their creativity. Checks on staff performance and work to improve teaching and learning in English and mathematics, including the tracking of pupils? progress, have led to pupils? good achievement. They have not been sharp enough to ensure it is outstanding. Opinion is divided amongst parents and carers as to the effectiveness of the school?s arrangements for communication. Some concerns may be justified. Many parents and carers praise the school for the support it provides for pupils and their families.