|Name||Dunnington CofE Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||13 March 2013|
|Address||Dunnington, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5NT|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||102 (46% boys 54% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.4|
|Percentage Free School Meals||2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||5.9%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a small primary school serving the surrounding rural area. Nearly all the pupils are of from White British backgrounds and none speak English as an additional language. Very few pupils are eligible for the pupil premium (this provides additional funding for looked after children, pupils from families known to be eligible for free school meals and those from service families). The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is low, whether supported at school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. Over the past two years a new headteacher, deputy headteacher and class teacher have been appointed. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils achieve well and reach high standards in English and mathematics by the time they leave the school. Teaching is sometimes outstanding, particularly in literacy. Lessons often provide exciting and rewarding experiences for pupils. They are introduced to a wide range of literature and strongly encouraged to read widely and write creatively. Attendance is consistently high. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They are highly motivated to learn. They have excellent relationship with each other and with staff. Parents and carers and pupils strongly agree that the school keeps pupils safe. Pupils know how to keep themselves safe and say that bullying is not tolerated. The headteacher has built a dynamic leadership team in which all individuals feel confident in contributing ideas for school improvement. This has re-vitalised the work of the school. Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. The school is particularly effective at fostering pupils’ self-confidence. The governing body acts effectively as a critical friend to the school. Governors help to foster ambition and strongly support the headteacher in expanding learning opportunities for pupils and raising the quality of teaching. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not as inspirational in mathematics as it is in English and is not yet equally effective in all year groups. Occasionally work is not exactly right for pupils of different abilities. A few pupils who require support with their learning have made slow progress in the past. This means they still have some gaps in their knowledge and understanding.