Carlton CofE Primary School

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About Carlton CofE Primary School

Name Carlton CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Jo Bevis
Address The Moor, Carlton, Bedford, MK43 7JR
Phone Number 01234720281
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 94
Local Authority Bedford
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The achievement of pupils is outstanding.

During their time at school, they make excellent progress and reach very high standards in their work. The quality of teaching is outstanding overall and never less than good. Based on high expectations, teachers plan lessons which pupils find exciting and highly enjoyable.

All staff, including teaching assistants, know the pupils exceptionally well. As a result, learning activities are very well matched to the abilities of each individual pupil. Pupils are usually encouraged to think for themselves and learn by doing things for themselves, although on occasion such opportunities are reduc...ed because the teacher talks a little too much.

Pupils feel very safe at school and standards of behaviour in lessons and around the school are excellent. Pupils get on very well together and their relationship with all adults in the school is superb. Parents and pupils have very positive attitudes towards school.

Parents agree that the school is very well led and managed and they would not hesitate to recommend the school to another parent. The school places great emphasis on promoting pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. This makes a significant contribution to pupils' personal development.

The school is outstandingly well led by its head teacher and senior teacher, who have driven improvements forward rapidly and to great effect. Staff work exceptionally well as a team that has a clear and relentless focus on improving outcomes for all pupils attending the school. The governing body supports the school exceptionally well.

Governors are well informed about the quality of teaching and pupils' progress. Their knowledge and dedication contribute significantly to the achievement and success of the school.

Information about this school

This school is much smaller than the average-sized school of its type.

It operates three mixed-year classes (Reception/Year1, Years 2/3 and Years 3/4). The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who are supported by the pupil premium (additional government funding provided for children in local authority care, those from service families and those known to be eligible for free school meals) is below the national average.

The proportion of pupils who are disabled or who have special educational needs and are supported at school action is above the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational need is below the national average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

The school has received many awards. In the last three years, these have included: Primary Science Quality Mark, Green Flag Eco Award, International Schools Award, Healthy Schools Award and Basic Skills Award. A privately run pre-school operates on site.

The pre-school is subject to a separate inspection and the latest report can be found at


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