Charfield Primary School

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About Charfield Primary School

Name Charfield Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Mrs Melanie Willcox
Address Wotton Road, Charfield, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 8TG
Phone Number 01454260518
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 207
Local Authority South Gloucestershire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The school is extremely well led and managed.

The headteacher, staff and governors have high ambitions and are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for every pupil. They have successfully improved the quality of teaching and pupils' achievement, and plan to raise standards even further. All staff with leadership roles work effectively as a team, sharing the responsibility of ensuring school improvement.

All groups of pupils make excellent progress across the school. By the end of Year 6, they reach standards in reading, writing and mathematics that are well above average. Children have an excellent start to their lea...rning in the Reception class.

The quality of teaching is outstanding. Teachers plan lessons carefully, based on what pupils already know and can do. They ensure that pupils are challenged to do their best.

High quality marking ensures that pupils know what they need to do to improve their work. Teachers and teaching assistants work closely together to support the learning and progress of disadvantaged pupils and those with disabilities or special educational needs. As a result, these pupils make rapid progress.

Pupils' behaviour in lessons and around the school is outstanding. Pupils greatly enjoy their school and are very proud to be members of it. They have excellent attitudes to learning and are very keen to do well.

Pupils cooperate well with each other and there are very good relationships between pupils and staff. Pupils say that they feel completely safe in all parts of the school and that they are looked after very well. They report that bullying is very rare and that, on the rare occasions it occurs, it is dealt with quickly and fairly.

Pupils are provided with a wide and interesting range of subjects, themes and activities. They enjoy their learning and talk about it with great enthusiasm. The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very effectively.

As a result, pupils are very well prepared for life in modern Britain. A good balance of challenge and support has been provided by the Castle School Education Trust, of which the school is a part. Trust board members and governors are highly effective.

They show a very detailed understanding of the school's strengths and areas for further development.

Information about this school

Charfield Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The school converted to become a sponsored academy on 1 September 2013 and is part of the Castle School Education Trust (CSET).

When the predecessor school, also called Charfield Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to require special measures. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is much below average.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well below average. These pupils are supported by the pupil premium, which is additional funding provided for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average.

The early years provision consists of one full-time Reception class. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Since the previous inspection, there have been several changes in the school's teaching staff and leadership roles, and also in the membership of the governing body A national leader of education (NLE), from the CSET, provides the school with advice and support on its performance and strategic direction.

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