College Town Primary School

College Town Primary School

Name College Town Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Branksome Hill Road, College Town, Sandhurst, GU47 0QF
Phone Number 0127631933
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 511 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.2
Local Authority Bracknell Forest
Percentage Free School Meals 5.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 15.7%
Persistent Absence 9.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.5%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Strong relationships, high levels of care and the unfaltering commitment of the headteacher have ensured that many aspects of the school's work are already outstanding.

The school motto, 'be the best that you can be' extends to everyone and characterises the work of senior leaders. The culture of continuous improvement has strengthened teaching and ensured that pupils across the school make at least good progress. Governors are highly effective.

They provide robust challenge to senior leaders that has driven ongoing improvements to the school. Disadvantaged pupils achieve as well as their classmates and others nationally because they rece...ive highly effective additional support. The early years leader has ensured that teachers use progress information effectively to tailor teaching to children's needs.

As a result, children in the early years make rapid and sustained progress across all the areas of learning. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. They provide demanding activities that develop pupils' learning effectively.

Strong personal development starts in the Nursery and continues throughout the school. Pupils are confident, resilient and have excellent attitudes to learning. Pupils' behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary.

Clear and consistent guidelines and effective support enable them to meet high expectations. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils' achievement in key stage 1 is not yet as strong as in the early years, particularly in writing and mathematics. Occasionally, teachers do not identify misconceptions quickly and adjust their lessons to increase progress.

Teachers do not always use time to the best effect. Sometimes, pupils are not challenged enough when they join Year 1. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB

Information about this school

College Town Infant and Nursery School is similar in size to the average primary school.

The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those who speak English as an additional language is similar to the national average. The large majority of pupils are white British. Few pupils are known to be disadvantaged and eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils in receipt of free school meals or in local authority care).

The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is just below the national average. Almost no pupils have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. The school is located close to the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst.

A small minority of pupils are from service families and some leave the school before the end of key stage 1. Therefore, new pupils join the school at different times of the year. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.