Claycots School

Name Claycots School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Monksfield Way, Slough, SL2 1QX
Phone Number 01753521215
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1658 (51.7% boys 48.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.1
Local Authority Slough
Percentage Free School Meals 25%
Percentage English is Not First Language 59.7%
Persistent Absence 11.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.5%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The interim executive headteacher and senior leaders are resolute about improving pupils' progress and providing a high-quality education. Recent improvements in teaching have led to a rise in pupils' progress in reading, writing and mathematics. However, pupils' progress is not yet consistently strong across the curriculum.

Consequently, pupils do not yet do as well as they could in the other curriculum subjects. Most teachers use their precise subject knowledge to enthuse and interest pupils. However, some pupils, particularly the most able, are not challenged sufficiently to reach the high standards of which they are capable.

Pupils fe...el safe. Staff are well trained. As a result, staff are vigilant in ensuring that all pupils are safe.

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well supported by skilled staff. Consequently, these pupils do well. The curriculum is broad and balanced.

Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain because of the carefully planned spiritual, moral, social and cultural education embedded within the curriculum. Governors are committed to school improvement. They receive effective training and understand their responsibilities.

However, they are not stringent in holding leaders to account. Leadership of early years is strong. Well-planned teaching means that children enjoy learning and develop well.

Attendance is at the national average. Few pupils are persistently absent.

Information about this school

The school is situated on two sites, the Britwell campus and the Town Hall campus.

The previous executive headteacher left in August 2018. The new interim executive headteacher was appointed in September 2018. A substantive executive headteacher has been appointed to join the school in January 2019.

Claycots Primary School is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged is similar to the national average for primary schools. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above the national average.