Ducklington Primary School

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About Ducklington Primary School

Name Ducklington Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Russell Leigh
Address Aston Road, Ducklington, Witney, OX29 7US
Phone Number 01993703651
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 211
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

Under the inspired leadership of the current headteacher, senior leaders and staff have worked hard to make far-reaching changes which have rapidly and securely improved achievement. Children make a good start in Reception. The welcoming atmosphere and strong focus on learning help them to settle quickly and make good progress to reach the expected levels by the time they reach Year 1.

Good teaching has meant that, over the past five years, pupils have reached national average standards at the end of Year 6 from starting points which are typically below those expected for their age. Over the past year, improvements in teaching, together ...with tailor-made guidance from well-trained teaching assistants, have accelerated pupils' progress. School data show and inspection evidence confirms that, in 2012, pupils at the end of Year 6 reached standards which were above, and sometimes well above, the expected levels.

Although teaching is good, and some is now outstanding, teachers do not always make enough checks on how pupils are learning and more-able pupils are not always fully stretched. A few teachers talk for too long and this limits pupils' independent learning. Pupils enjoy coming to school, attendance is high and behaviour is good.

Pupils have positive attitudes to their learning and say they feel safe at all times. The governing body is diligent, holds the school to account and plays a significant part in making important decisions which drive the school forward. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Inconsistencies in teaching limit the achievement of more-able pupils and opportunities for pupils to work independently.

There are not always enough checks on pupils' learning. The achievement of more-able pupils in mathematics does not match their achievement in reading and writing.

Information about this school

Ducklington is a smaller than average-sized primary school.

Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below the national average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below the national average.

The proportion of those pupils supported at school action plus and those with a statement of special educational needs is below the national average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress. A new headteacher was appointed in September 2011.

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