Cookham Rise Primary School

Name Cookham Rise Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address High Road, Cookham Rise, Maidenhead, SL6 9JF
Phone Number 01628520961
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 209 (58.4% boys 41.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.7
Local Authority Windsor and Maidenhead
Percentage Free School Meals 7.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.8%
Persisitent Absence 2.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Information about this school

This is a smaller-than–average-sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is below average, as is the proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or in the care of the local authority, for whom the school receives additional income (the pupil premium) is below average. Most pupils are White British. The school does not use any alternative provision for its pupils. The school meets the government’s current floor targets, which set minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Standards in English and mathematics are above average. Pupils make good progress in reading and mathematics and achieve well. More pupils reach the higher levels in mathematics than is found nationally. Pupils show positive attitudes to learning. Their behaviour is good both in lessons and around the school. They appreciate everything that the school offers them and feel very safe in school. Good quality spiritual, moral, social and cultural education provides pupils with a wide range of learning experiences. Teachers are very well supported by trained teaching assistants who make a strong contribution to pupils’ learning. Leadership and management are good. The headteacher has ensured that her vision for on-going improvement is understood and shared by staff, pupils and parents. Governors are very knowledgeable about the school. They hold staff to account for the quality of teaching and the results achieved by pupils. Since the previous inspection, leaders have improved the quality of teaching so that pupils’ achievement continues to rise. As a result, teaching is now good. Parents are extremely positive about the school. They recognise the improvements that have been made in the past three years and appreciate the care that the school provides. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although teaching is good overall it is not yet good enough to bring about outstanding achievement. Also, it does not always stretch more able pupils sufficiently. Opportunities to apply writing skills in other subjects are not as yet sufficiently developed. The quality of feedback given to pupils through marking in books does not always give them sufficient indication of how they can improve their work.