|Name||Bramingham Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||21 May 2013|
|Address||Freeman Avenue, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 4BL|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||410 (57% boys 43% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.9|
|Percentage Free School Meals||8.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||18.8%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||13.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This larger than average primary school serves the town of Luton. While the majority of pupils are White British an above average number are from minority ethnic backgrounds. An above average proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those in local authority care, is below average. Above average proportions of pupils are supported through school action and at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. Their disabilities and special educational needs are due to a variety of learning difficulties, including, autism and speech, language and communication needs. The school also has special resource provision for 12 pupils with physical and medical difficulties, all of whom have a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. An above average proportion of pupils join the school with significant learning or behavioural difficulties during Key Stage 2 A new chair of governors is in post since the last inspection.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Children in the Reception classes settle in quickly and make good progress when they start school. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from below average starting points. By the end of Year 6 they reach broadly average standards in English and mathematics. Teaching is good and some is outstanding. Teachers’ have good subject knowledge and high expectations for learning. Pupils’ behaviour and safety around school is good. In lessons, their behaviour and attitudes to learning are good and sometimes outstanding. Leadership and management are good. The governing body provide good support for senior leaders and other school leaders. Leaders have successfully improved the quality of teaching and addressed the issues for improvement since the last inspection. The school is well placed for further improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Learning tasks are not always matched to pupils’ different abilities. Occasionally too much time is spent on whole class teaching which limits opportunities for pupils to learn from their classmates. Leaders do not always measure the impact of teaching on pupils learning and progress, when they examine pupils’ work or analyse information on progress.