Camp Primary and Nursery School

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About Camp Primary and Nursery School

Name Camp Primary and Nursery School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Sharon Barton Rachel Rowe
Address Camp Road, St Albans, AL1 5PG
Phone Number 01727851056
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 235
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

Pupils achieve well and make good progress. Most children enter Nursery with skills and abilities well below expectations. Pupils leave Year 6 with standards in line with or above the expected level in reading, writing and mathematics.

Teaching is good throughout the school and teaching assistants are used effectively to help pupils achieve well. Pupils are routinely offered appropriate challenges and this has had a strong impact on raising standards. The leadership and management of the school are outstanding.

The headteacher is a very strong leader who has the confidence of the whole community in this improving school. Senior ...and middle leaders add greatly to the effectiveness of the leadership team. Pupils behave well, follow the rules and show kind and caring attitudes towards each other.

They feel safe and show good attitudes to learning. Governors are well-informed and know the school well. They use data effectively to help the school move forward.

Governors have the right balance between supporting the school and holding the leadership to account. The improvement points from the previous inspection have been addressed successfully. Provision for pupils who speak English as an additional language is good and they make good progress.

Parents are extremely happy with the school. They say that the school celebrates its diversity and sees every child as an individual. Parents describe the school as a community where everyone is welcomed and valued.

The school's curriculum is broad and balanced. Pupils are provided with a wide range of exciting and varied opportunities that make them want to come to school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The attainment of pupils entitled to the pupil premium lags behind that of other children in some year groups.

The work in pupils' exercise books is not always of good quality and does not always reflect the standards that they are capable of.

Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school set in large grounds that include a playing field and school allotments. The school has one class per year group from Year Reception to Year 6.

It admits up to 60 children into the Nursery class each year, half of whom continue into Reception at Camp Primary and half who move into Reception classes at other local schools. The proportion of pupils who are from minority ethnic backgrounds is well above the national average although White British pupils are the largest ethnic group. The number of Bangladeshi and Pakistani pupils is much higher than in most primary schools.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above the national average. The number of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium is average. The pupil premium provides additional government funding for those who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children in the care of the local authority and other groups.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is average. The proportion of such pupils supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is also average. The school meets current floor standards; these are the minimum expectations, set by the government, for pupils' attainment and progress.

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