Cookley Sebright Primary School

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Cookley Sebright Primary School

Name Cookley Sebright Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address 16 Lea Lane, Cookley, Kidderminster, DY10 3TA
Phone Number 01562850397
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 233 (48.9% boys 51.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.0
Local Authority Worcestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 13.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persistent Absence 6.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.6%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (15 March 2012)
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Information about the school

Cookley Sebright is an average-sized primary school. Nearly all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils of minority ethnic heritage is well below average, and these are mostly of mixed White and Black origin. The percentage of pupils who speak English as an additional langauge is below average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is also below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is well below average, although the proportion with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. The governing body runs a pre-school playgroup and childcare facility, which was inspected as part of the main inspection. The school has achieved the Eco-Schools Award, ActiveMark and has National Healthy Schools status. The school meets the current floor standard, which sets the minimum government expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Key findings

This is a good school. Standards have improved since the last inspection and continue to rise; nearly all pupils are making good progress in relation to their starting points; teaching is effective; and pupils’ behaviour is almost always good. Overall effectiveness is not outstanding because the proportion of outstanding teaching is not yet high enough and, as a result, not all more-able pupils in Key Stage 1 are making the progress of which they are capable. Pupils’ achievement is good. Groups of pupils make good progress because their individual needs are met effectively. The school has successfully narrowed most of the gaps in achievement between different groups. At the end of Year 6, pupils’ attainment in all subjects is above average, significantly so in mathematics. Teaching is good. Teachers plan challenging activities suitably tailored to most pupils’ ability levels. Assessment is used effectively to track pupils’ progress and to identify targets for improvement. Behaviour and safety are good. Pupils have positive attitudes to learning and all say they enjoy school very much. Attendance is above average and the incidence of persistent non-attendance is very low. Senior leaders provide robust and clear leadership for the school, which is resolutely focused on raising standards. As a result, the school has moved forward substantially since the last inspection. Rigorous monitoring of teaching and effective performance management by senior managers have led to improvements in the quality of teaching. This, in turn, is resulting in pupils’ accelerating progress and rising standards. The pre-school playgroup is well managed, but the lack of an easily accessible outdoor area means that the range of activities on offer is somewhat limited.