Easthampstead Park Community School

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Easthampstead Park Community School

Name Easthampstead Park Community School
Website http://www.epschool.org/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 08 June 2016
Address Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8FS
Phone Number 01344304567
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 859 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.9
Local Authority Bracknell Forest
Percentage Free School Meals 15.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.7%
Persisitent Absence 19.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is a little smaller than the average sized school for 11–18-year-olds. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and supported by the pupil premium is just above average. The pupil premium is funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and for children looked after. The school receives additional funding for a small number of pupils in Year 7 who had not achieved level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at the end of primary school. An above average proportion, over four out of five pupils, are of White British heritage with pupils from several minority ethnic backgrounds. A below average proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who receive support for special educational needs or disability is above average. A very small number of pupils attend full-time alternative educational provision at the nearby pupil referral unit for six-week sessions. Since the previous inspection, the school has met the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school meets the requirements on the publication of information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and the senior leadership team’s work has borne fruit this year. Teaching, pupils’ behaviour and their willingness to learn have all improved since the previous inspection. The governing body blends its full support for the headteacher’s approach to education with detailed analysis and challenge of the school’s work. Progress in English has been well above average for the last two years. Most teachers use their good subject knowledge effectively. They assess standards accurately and give pupils clear feedback on how well they are doing. They prepare them well for examinations. The sixth form is good with improving progress and results in work-related and academic courses. Students mature into thoughtful young adults. Pastoral care is of a high quality. Experienced and knowledgeable teachers and staff make sure that pupils receive whatever support they need. The development of pupils’ knowledge and understanding of spiritual, moral, social, cultural and topical issues permeates the school’s work. Pupils feel safe, enjoy school and make the most of the rich opportunities it offers beyond the academic curriculum. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some pupils struggle to remember the basic numeracy skills they need to make rapid progress in mathematics; a gap remains between the progress disadvantaged pupils make in mathematics and that made by other pupils. In several subjects too few pupils, especially the most able, attain high GCSE or A level grades. Attendance is below the national average. A few teachers lack insight into how to generate outstanding learning and do not have the highest expectations of what pupils can achieve. Consistency in how teachers and teams develop pupils’ progress further has yet to be fully established. Progress is not equally good for all sixth formers. A small minority of pupils do not present their work legibly and neatly.