Cockernhoe Endowed CofE Primary School

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Cockernhoe Endowed CofE Primary School

Name Cockernhoe Endowed CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Cockernhoe Green, Luton, LU2 8PY
Phone Number 01582732509
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 90 (47.8% boys 52.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.5
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 10.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 10.1%
Persisitent Absence 6.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 3%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (04 July 2013)
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Information about this school

Cockernhoe is much smaller than the average primary school. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is increasing. The proportions of pupils who are supported through school action, school action plus or a statement of special educational needs are all below average. A small proportion of pupils are supported by pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, those in local authority care and pupils in the armed forces. The school has experienced staffing changes due to maternity leave over several years. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Children make a positive start in Reception and make good progress, particularly in reading. Phonics (the sounds that letters make) are taught well in Key Stage 1, so pupils make good progress to attain well above national averages in the phonics check at the end of Year 1. Attainment in Key Stages 1 and 2 is rising and an increasing proportion of pupils are attaining higher National Curriculum levels in English and mathematics. Teaching is good overall, and this is helping more pupils to make rapid progress, particularly in the current Year 6. Attendance is currently above average and pupils are proud to come to school and be part of their community. Parents, staff and pupils all speak passionately about the school’s positive values and ‘family ethos’. Pupils’ conduct and manners are particularly good, and they feel safe and well cared for. Effective leadership at all levels is bringing sustained improvements to teaching and learning across the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Occasionally, teachers do not demand enough of all pupils throughout the entire lesson to get the best out of them and ensure they make rapid progress. Lesson introductions are sometimes too long and this prevents pupils from settling quickly to work that is appropriate to their abilities and needs. Marking does not always show pupils the next steps to take to improve their work, particularly in mathematics, and pupils do not have regular opportunities to respond to marking. Leaders’ guidance to teachers does not yet consistently make the best use of information on pupils’ progress in lessons to adapt teaching for different groups.