|Name||Branton St Wilfrid’s Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||05 June 2019|
|Address||Valley Drive, Branton, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN3 3NB|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||198 (52% boys 48% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.6|
|Percentage Free School Meals||5.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.1%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||13.4%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
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.
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 above 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.