By Brook Valley CofE Primary School

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About By Brook Valley CofE Primary School

Name By Brook Valley CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Deborah Henshall
Address The Street, Yatton Keynell, Chippenham, SN14 7BA
Phone Number 01249783006
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 188
Local Authority Wiltshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The outstanding quality of teaching means that pupils make strong progress throughout their time in school.

The standards they reach are above average in reading, writing and mathematics. Achievement in reading is a strength of the school. Children in the Reception class develop very good attitudes to learning and make rapid gains.

Adults get to know the children before they start school so that there is a smooth transition into school life. All groups of pupils do equally well including disadvantaged pupils and those who are disabled or who have special educational needs. Pupils with specific needs are exceptionally well supporte...d.

Pupils who show signs of falling behind are quickly spotted. The extra support they are given helps them to catch up rapidly. Teaching assistants are highly skilled and the support they give to pupils of all abilities helps them to make rapid progress.

Teachers and teaching assistants ask just the right questions to challenge pupils' thinking and deepen their understanding. The pupils are strong advocates for the school. Their behaviour is exemplary and they are intensely proud of their school.

Pupils, teachers and parents all agree that the school is a very safe place in which to learn. The subjects pupils learn are interesting and promote the development of pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding very effectively. Led by the visionary headteacher, achievement and the quality of teaching have improved significantly.

All leaders and managers share the desire to make the school the best it can be. All staff are fully supportive and are proud to work in the school. Governors use their talents well to provide an excellent balance of challenge and support.

They have made a significant contribution to the success of the school.

Information about this school

By Brook Valley Church of England Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. By Brook Valley converted to become an academy school on 1 May 2012.

When its predecessor school, also called By Brook Valley, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good overall. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium funding (pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those in local authority care) is lower than average.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs on the school roll is lower than average. The children in the Reception class are all full time. The headteacher is a local leader of education and is employed by Wiltshire Local Education Authority as a school improvement adviser.

She is currently providing support for four primary schools. Inspectors evaluated the quality of provision in the breakfast and after-school clubs which are managed by the governing body. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 6.

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