Durley Church of England Controlled Primary School

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About Durley Church of England Controlled Primary School

Name Durley Church of England Controlled Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Kirstie Baines
Address Durley Brook Road, Durley, Southampton, SO32 2AR
Phone Number 01489860207
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 139
Local Authority Hampshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher provides excellent leadership. She leads a long-standing, successful drive to provide the best possible education for all pupils, whatever their backgrounds or needs.

Senior leaders place the well-being of pupils at the heart of this school's work. All staff and governors share the same ambition for the school, leaving no room for complacency. Teaching is highly effective.

Teachers and teaching assistants have strong subject knowledge and consistently high expectations. Most pupils currently in the school are making excellent progress from their starting points. Thorough training and professional development equip ...all staff with the knowledge and skills to do their jobs to a high standard.

Pupils love coming to school and have excellent attitudes to learning. They work hard, join in enthusiastically and always try their best. Pupils' behaviour is exemplary.

This is equally true in lessons, on the playground or when they move around the school. Standards of attainment are high. Over the past three years, pupils' scores in reading and mathematics in the key stage 2 tests have been in the top 10% nationally.

Pupils achieve well in phonics. In recent years, no pupil has started key stage 2 without the phonics knowledge needed to read fluently. Children get off to an excellent start in the early years.

Staff know their needs in detail and enable them to make strong progress, whatever their starting point. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school. They speak about it as a warmly inclusive community.

The curriculum enables pupils to achieve well in a wide range of subjects. The same high-quality work seen in pupils' English and mathematics books is also seen across a range of subjects. Aspirational and ambitious leaders constantly seek to increase the proportions of pupils achieving the higher standards by the end of Year 6.

Information about this school

Durley Church of England Controlled Primary School is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. There are four mixed-age classes. One comprises children in the early years and Year 1.

Another has pupils from Years 1 and 2. Two other classes contain pupils from Years 3 and 4, and Years 5 and 6. The proportion of pupils with SEND is in line with that seen nationally.

The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is above the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is well below the national average. The very large majority of pupils are of White British heritage.

Very few pupils speak English as an additional language. Durley Primary School is a Church of England controlled school. It had its most recent section 48 inspection in July 2014.

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