Branton St Wilfrid’s Church of England Primary School

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About Branton St Wilfrid’s Church of England Primary School

Name Branton St Wilfrid’s Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Joanne Turner
Address Valley Drive, Branton, Doncaster, DN3 3NB
Phone Number 01302537344
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 190
Local Authority Doncaster
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The executive headteacher and senior leaders have improved the quality of education in the school since the last inspection. The introduction of highly effective systems has provided a solid foundation for improvement.

As a result of good-quality professional development and timely support from senior leaders, the quality of teaching is good. Staff members who are new to the school are supported well. Staff are skilled in the teaching of phonics.

As a result, most pupils quickly learn to read with fluency and accuracy. Pupils' outcomes have improved. The proportion of pupils reaching the expected standard at the end of key stage 2 was the national average in 2018.

Current pupils' work demonstrates that most pupils continue to make strong progress. Leaders use additional funding for disadvantaged pupils successfully to overcome the potential barriers these pupils may face. Governors are knowledgeable about the school.

They provide a good balance of challenge and support to school leaders. Pupils behave well. They conduct themselves positively inside and outside the classroom.

As a result, the school is a calm and welcoming place. Children make good progress in early years. The learning environment is exciting and purposeful.

Consequently, children are enthusiastic and engage well in learning. The curriculum inspires pupils to learn. Teaching is strong across a range of subjects and systematically develops pupils' use of high-quality vocabulary.

Teaching is good overall. However, at times, work is not challenging or planned precisely enough to meet the needs of the most able pupils. Subject leaders make a good contribution to school improvement.

However, they have not ensured that teachers provide additional challenge to ensure that pupils reach the highest standards across all subjects.

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average.

Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium funding is below the national average. There have been significant changes to staffing since the last inspection.

Almost all teachers are new to the school since the last inspection. The early years consists of a Reception class. The most recent section 48 inspection of Branton St Wilfrid's Church of England Primary School took place on 8 February 2018.

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