Deddington Church of England Primary School

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Deddington Church of England Primary School

Name Deddington Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 November 2014
Address Earls Lane, Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 0TJ
Phone Number 01869338430
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 199 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.6
Academy Sponsor Diocese Of Oxford
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2%
Persisitent Absence 4.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

Deddington Church of England Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Nearly all pupils are of White British, Irish, Other White or Mixed White heritage. Only one out of every 20 pupils are from any minority ethnic background and speak English as an additional language. Children in Reception attend full time. One in 12 pupils are known to be eligible for the pupil premium. This is well below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for disadvantaged pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or are looked after. The proportion of pupils supported by school action is in line with the national average. Again one in 12 pupils are supported in this way. Almost one twentieth of pupils have a statement of special educational needs or are identified at school action plus. This is average. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Key Stage 2.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher, subject leaders and governors have high expectations and are keen to see the pupils do well. Pupils make good progress in mathematics and writing. Standards are well above average in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Teaching is good within the school, including in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Teachers have good relationships with pupils and have high expectations of them. Teachers assess pupils’ work accurately and often, particularly in English and mathematics. Pupils act on the advice given to improve their work. Attendance is well above the national average. Pupils are polite, well behaved and respectful to others. Behaviour is good in lessons and around the school. Pupils feel safe and well cared for. They have good attitudes to learning and enjoy coming to school. The subjects taught provide for good experiences within the classroom. There is a rich and diverse range of educational visits and extra activities. Health and fitness are promoted well. The pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strong feature of the school. Governors are very effective. Leaders know the school’s strengths and weaknesses. They have taken effective steps to secure good standards within the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils’ progress in reading is improving but is not yet as good as that in writing and mathematics. Targets leaders set to raise standards of teaching and achievement are not always specific enough to help secure more rapid improvements. School leaders do not always present information about pupils’ progress in a format that is easy to understand. This can make it hard for governors to measure the impact of the school’s work on pupils’ achievement.