Caversham Primary School

Name Caversham Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 26 February 2009
Address Hemdean Road, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 7RA
Phone Number 01189375454
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 418 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.3
Local Authority Reading
Percentage Free School Meals 3.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 14.1%
Persisitent Absence 2.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

This large school serves pupils from a wide area. It is popular and oversubscribed. Most pupils are from White British families and there are small numbers from other ethnic backgrounds. Very few speak English as an additional language. Children are admitted to the Reception classes three times a year, although most begin in the September of the academic year in which they reach their fifth birthday. This is a new arrangement and only began in September 2008. Children’s attainment on entry is usually above average. Fewer pupils than in most schools have learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Their needs are mainly emotional, behavioural or related to speech, language and communication. The school has gained a large number of awards in recent years, including Artsmark Gold, Healthy Schools and Activemark Gold. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate