Bishop Loveday Church of England Primary School

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Bishop Loveday Church of England Primary School

Name Bishop Loveday Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
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 26 January 2016
Address White Post Road, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4BN
Phone Number 01295263157
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 368 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.1
Academy Sponsor The Warriner Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.5%
Persisitent Absence 3.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

Bishop Loveday is larger than the average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and supported by the pupil premium is well below the national average. The pupil premium provides additional funding for children who are looked after by the local authority, and pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below the national average. Children in the two Reception classes attend full time. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The headteacher was appointed in September 2014. She is a school improvement leader for the local authority and supports other schools for one day each week. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Teachers do not provide enough opportunities for pupils to make rapid progress in lessons. Pupils do not always understand the targets they are expected to achieve. Teachers’ feedback to pupils is not precise enough to show them what they need to do to improve their work. Teachers do not use information about pupils’ achievements well enough to identify pupils who are not making enough progress. Not all pupils make the rapid progress they are capable of making. This is particularly the case at Key Stage 2. Some groups of pupils are not making enough progress from their starting points to catch up with their peers and close the gaps in achievement. School leaders are not using information about pupils’ achievements well enough to quickly identify and help pupils who are falling behind. The checks that leaders and governors carry out to judge the performance of the school lack rigour. Leaders do not use enough information to judge the quality of teaching accurately. Governors are not checking the progress of all groups of pupils well enough. As a result, action to close gaps in the achievement of groups of pupils is not taken quickly enough. Evaluations of the schools’ performance are over-generous. The school improvement plan is not linked closely enough to expected outcomes for pupils. The school has the following strengths Children in the early years make good progress. They enjoy the learning activities provided and are well prepared for the next stage of learning at the end of Reception. Pupils’ achievement by the end of Year 2 is good. Pupils behave well. They are courteous, respectful and well mannered. Relationships are positive. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. They are safe in school. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB