Crowmoor Primary School and Nursery

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Crowmoor Primary School and Nursery


Name Crowmoor Primary School and Nursery
Website http://www.crowmoorschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 31 January 2013
Address Crowmere Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 5JJ
Phone Number 01743235549
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 192 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.1
Local Authority Shropshire
Percentage Free School Meals 31.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.7%
Persisitent Absence 18.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is smaller than average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported through school action and the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs are broadly average. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds and speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding) is well above the national average. Central Shropshire East Children’s Centre uses part of the school premises. The children’s centre is inspected separately. The Early Years Foundation Stage comprises a Nursery, where most children attend part-time, and a Reception class. Pupils in Years 2, 3 and 4 are taught in two mixed-age classes. The remaining three classes cater for pupils from a single-age group. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress for pupils at the end of Year 6. Apart from school visits, all pupils are taught on-site. The school does not use alternative off-site provision to educate any of its pupils. A number of new staff, including the deputy headteacher, have joined the school since the last inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Under the drive of the headteacher, the school has improved since its last inspection. The quality of teaching is good and pupils make good progress in most classes. The teaching is particularly good in Year 6 and in Years 2 and 3. Standards at the end of Year 6 have risen over the last two years. The school has good procedures for helping teachers to improve their teaching. Pupils and parents are pleased with the school and the support provided by staff. Teachers and teaching assistants are highly skilful at managing pupils’ behaviour. The school is highly successful at helping pupils and improving pupils’ behaviour. By the time they leave the school, pupils have very positive attitudes to learning. Pupils feel safe in school. The school contributes well to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Attendance is above average. Good partnerships with other organisations and schools improve the quality of education. Governors are fully involved in the life of the school and hold the headteacher accountable for the school’s performance and continued improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Standards in English have been well below average at the end of Year 2, although they are now improving rapidly. Progress in writing, particularly for boys, is not as strong as in reading and mathematics. Teachers do not make enough use of opportunities to develop writing skills in subjects other than English. A small amount of teaching still requires improvement. Marking is not always used in the most effective way to improve pupils’ learning. Some teachers do not make full use of information about pupils’ progress to raise standards even further.