East-the-Water Community Primary School

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East-the-Water Community Primary School


Name East-the-Water Community Primary School
Website http://www.east-the-water.devon.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 27 February 2013
Address Mines Road, Bideford, EX39 4BZ
Phone Number 01237475178
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 473 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.1
Local Authority Devon
Percentage Free School Meals 26%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.7%
Persisitent Absence 7.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

This is an average size primary school with steadily growing pupil numbers. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is well above average. The pupil premium provides funding for children in local authority care, those known to be eligible for free school meals and those with a parent or carer in the armed forces. Most pupils are White British. A very small number of pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds although none has a first language other than English. The proportion of disabled pupils or those with special educational needs who are supported at school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well above the national average. These needs include social and emotional difficulties. Children attending the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in three mixed-age group classes, each containing Nursery and Reception Year children. The school meets the current government floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. No alternative provision for pupils’ education is used by the school. However, there is an on-site unit for children with hearing impairments. Although this unit is not managed by the governing body it formed part of this inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Pupils’ standards of attainment have continued to improve since the last inspection because pupils make consistently good progress and achieve well in all year groups. Good teaching caters well for the needs of all groups of pupils. Parents and carers correctly believe that the school provides a good education for their children and prepares them well for the next stage of their education. Pupils’ behaviour and safety are outstanding. Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning and feel very safe in school. They get on very well with each other and work hard in lessons. Good leadership and management have ensured that the school has improved its overall effectiveness since the last inspection and displays the capacity for further improvement. The governing body is well organised and fulfils all its duties well. It provides the school with a good level of support and monitors the school’s effectiveness closely. Governors are not afraid to ask challenging questions about the work of the school when required to do so. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The more-able pupils do not consistently reach the standards in writing they are capable of attaining. Teachers’ marking does not always ensure that pupils have a clear understanding of what they need to do in order to improve their work.