Cranham Primary School


Name Cranham Primary School
Website http://www.cranham.worcs.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Tetbury Drive, Warndon, Worcester, WR4 9LS
Phone Number 01905452437
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 418 (56.5% boys 43.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.0
Academy Sponsor The Rivers C Of E Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Worcestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 29.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.3%
Persistent Absence 12%
Pupils with SEN Support 19.1%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

The school's leadership team has successfully improved teaching and learning since the previous inspection. Pupils now achieve well. Teaching and learning are good.

All teachers are skilled at marking pupils' work and helping them to build upon what they already know when they are learning new skills. The school makes clear to pupils that they are to be successful learners. They respond well, are eager to learn and behave well Pupils feel very safe and secure.

They know they are well looked after and are encouraged to treat everyone in school with respect. The whole staff works well together, as a team. They are relentless in th...eir drive for improvement.

Leaders frequently question what they do and make sure everyone is well trained so they are highly effective in doing their jobs. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough of the teaching is outstanding. When senior leaders and coordinators give the staff points to improve their teaching, leaders do not always return soon enough to check on whether the improvements have been made, especially that work set fully matches pupils' abilities.

Teachers in Key Stage 1 do not always make sure that the pupils use accurately the 'high frequency' words they learn and use repeatedly in all aspects of their writing.

Information about this school

Cranham is larger than most other primary schools. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is above average.

A well-above average proportion of pupils is supported through school action plus or has a statement of special educational needs. Most of these pupils have speech, language and communication difficulties. The large majority of pupils are White British.

A well-above average proportion of pupils is known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding for those from families eligible for free school meals, those in care, those from families with parents in the armed services). The school runs 'nurture' provision for pupils with particular behavioural difficulties, and a breakfast club. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.