Doddiscombsleigh Primary School

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About Doddiscombsleigh Primary School

Name Doddiscombsleigh Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Acting Executive Headteacher Mr Martin Harding
Address Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter, EX6 7PR
Phone Number 01647252253
Phase Primary
Type Foundation school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 36
Local Authority Devon
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

Pupils make good and sometimes outstanding progress because they are taught well. Some teaching is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations and pupils respond to these by working hard.

Teachers monitor pupils' work regularly to ensure they are fully challenged at all times. The headteacher and governors have taken effective action to maintain the good quality of teaching at the school. This has resulted in the consistently good rates of progress being made in reading, writing and mathematics.

Pupils of all abilities, including disabled pupils, those who have special educational needs and those who are eligible for additional... funding from the pupil premium, make at least good progress from their individual starting points in English and mathematics. Attainment at the end of Year 6 is above average, which prepares pupils well for the next stage in their education. Pupils are rightfully proud of their school.

As one pupil noted, 'We all have a connection with each other, we are good friends in and out of school.' In lessons, their attitudes towards their work are exemplary, demonstrating their love of learning and thirst for knowledge. Around the school, they are highly respectful and considerate.

Children receive a good start to their education within the Early Years Foundation Stage. The substantial improvements in provision, secured since the previous inspection in this area, ensure that pupils make at least good progress. The governing body provides good support to this small school, securing its future, as well as challenging the headteacher and staff to do even better.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always provide pupils with work that encourages them to think and learn by themselves, in order to fully develop their independent learning skills. Pupils, especially those in Key Stage 1, do not have enough opportunities to write by themselves to produce extended pieces of writing.

Information about this school

Doddiscombsleigh is much smaller than the average-sized primary school.

Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in a Reception and Key Stage 1 class. Currently there are two other small classes for pupils in Key Stage 2 during the mornings, with the pupils joining together in the afternoons. Almost all pupils are from White British backgrounds.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is average, as is the proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. Only a very small number of pupils are supported by the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for some pupils, including those who are known to be eligible for free school meals. A privately run pre-school is located within the school but is inspected separately.

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