Brampford Speke Church of England Primary School

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Brampford Speke Church of England Primary School

Name Brampford Speke Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 23 April 2013
Address Brampford Speke, Exeter, Devon, EX5 5HE
Phone Number 01392841414
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 73 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.4
Local Authority Devon
Percentage Free School Meals 4.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.6%
Persisitent Absence 10.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Brampford Speke is a smaller than average-sized primary school set in a rural village near to the city of Exeter. The majority of pupils at Brampford Speke (83%) come from White British backgrounds. Pupils are taught in three mixed-age classes: a Reception/Year 1 class, a Year 2/3 class and a Year 4/5/6 class. The proportion of pupils in receipt of the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs supported at school action and the proportion supported at school action plus or with statements of special educational needs are slightly below the national average. The school has met the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school is a member of the Crediton Learning Community (CLC). A privately managed pre-school is located on the school site but is inspected separately. The latest report can be found on the Ofsted website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Leadership and management are good. The headteacher, staff and governors are committed to improving the school’s performance in all areas. This determined approach has had a positive impact on the school’s overall effectiveness over time. Achievement is good and pupils of all abilities make good progress in English and mathematics from the time they enter the school. The headteacher, staff and governors have worked effectively to consolidate and further improve the quality of teaching and learning since the previous inspection. The governing body supports the school and holds leaders to account for its performance, taking decisive action when needed. The majority of children in the Early Years Foundation Stage join the school from the on-site pre-school. They settle extremely quickly and achieve well in all areas of learning during their first year at school. Pupils’ progress throughout their time at Brampford Speke is carefully monitored and if there is underperformance it is addressed promptly and effectively. The wide curriculum offers an extremely varied and interesting range of learning experiences which meet the needs of all the pupils. Pupils feel safe in school and their behaviour is good. They get on exceptionally well together, demonstrate positive attitudes to their learning and are very proud of their school. Relationships between staff and pupils are very good and a real strength of the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because: The standards attained in mathematics are not yet as high as those in writing and reading. The quality of teaching is not yet outstanding. This is because in some lessons teachers do not set tasks that are challenging enough for the more able pupils.