Churchdown Parton Manor Infant School

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About Churchdown Parton Manor Infant School

Name Churchdown Parton Manor Infant School
Ofsted Inspections
Executive Head Teacher Mr Darren Preece
Address Craven Drive, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2AG
Phone Number 01452712214
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 2-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 141
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The federation with the adjoining junior school has strengthened leadership, energised staff and accelerated the pace of improvement. Leaders have high ambitions for the pupils at the school and set high expectations of teaching, behaviour and achievement.

Governors have an extensive knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of the school. They provide a good level of challenge to senior leaders. Leaders check teaching and its impact on pupils' progress effectively.

They ensure that teachers have the right level of support and training to improve their practice. Teaching is good consistently. Teachers plan challenging work to motivate and... interest pupils, enabling them to achieve well.

Occasionally, teachers do not check pupils' understanding precisely enough in lessons and this slows progress. Teachers challenge the most able pupils well in their learning so that increasingly, pupils reach high standards. At times, the middle-prior-attaining pupils are not challenged effectively, especially in reading, which reduces their progress.

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make good progress because teachers identify their needs accurately and support them well. Disadvantaged pupils receive well-targeted teaching and effective personal support. Increasingly, they achieve as well as others from similar starting points.

Behaviour is good, and the school is a happy, harmonious place. Pupils say that they feel safe and treat each other with great kindness and respect. Children in the early years settle quickly into school life.

They make a good start because : staff teach them well and most make good progress. Parents are delighted with the caring and inclusive ethos. Sometimes, teaching does not enable middle-prior-attaining children to achieve as well as they could in reading.

Leaders ensure that the Nursery and Reception teachers work closely together. However, the new system for evaluating the early years provision does not yet provide leaders with a clear overview of their effectiveness. This makes it harder for them to identify and make appropriate improvements.

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized infant school. Most pupils are of white British heritage. Pupils are organised in six classes and a Nursery class.

The school federated with Churchdown Parton Manor Junior School in May 2018. The executive headteacher took up the interim post in February 2017 and the substantive post September 2018. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium is below average.

The proportion of pupils with SEND is above average. The Nursery and Children's Centre is managed by the school. There are breakfast and after-school clubs which are managed by the school.

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