|Name||Christopher Rawlins Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
|Inspection Date||18 September 2014|
|Address||Aynho Road, Adderbury, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3NH|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||242 (54% boys 46% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||23.4|
|Academy Sponsor||Diocese Of Oxford|
|Percentage Free School Meals||2.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0.8%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||12%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||Yes|
Information about this school
The school is slightly smaller than the average-sized primary school. Almost all pupils are of White British backgrounds. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is broadly average. The proportion of pupils eligible for support from the pupil premium funding (those known to be eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority) is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The headteacher and two of the senior leaders were appointed during the last year.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils make good progress and reach high standards in reading, writing and mathematics. Teachers use their knowledge of pupils’ achievements to plan work which is hard enough for them. Good teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage leads to good achievement. Teachers use questioning well to check pupils’ learning and to make sure that pupils are stretched. Good literacy and mathematical skills are developed through a wide and exciting range of subjects. Pupils are proud of their school and their achievements. They work hard and their behaviour and attitudes contribute well to their learning. Pupils say that they feel safe because of the care and support from staff. Parents express a high level of satisfaction and confidence in the work of the school. The headteacher’s exceptional drive for improvement has ensured that all leaders are focused on raising standards. This has led to improvements in teaching and pupils’ achievement. Governors have a clear understanding of the strengths and areas to develop within the school and are skilled in checking its work and holding staff to account. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all marking gives pupils enough guidance on how to improve the specific skills in their work. There is not always sufficient challenge to ensure that the most able pupils make the maximum possible progress in all areas. Assessment processes do not provide a continuous record across Nursery and Reception.