Eden Park Primary & Nursery School

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Eden Park Primary & Nursery School

Name Eden Park Primary & Nursery School
Website http://www.eppsa.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 19 June 2013
Address Eden Park, Brixham, TQ5 9NH
Phone Number 01803854011
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 486 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.3
Academy Sponsor Coast Academies
Local Authority Torbay
Percentage Free School Meals 27%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.7%
Persisitent Absence 10.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.4%
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

Eden Park Primary School Academy converted to become an academy school on 1 July 2011. When its predecessor school, Eden Park Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be satisfactory overall. The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. Pupils in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are taught in 12 mixed-aged classes. Two Reception Year classes and one Nursery class cater for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Most pupils are of White British heritage and the proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups or who speak English as an additional language is lower than found nationally. An above average proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and the children of service families. The proportion of pupils supported at school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also above average. There is a breakfast club on the school site. It is managed by the governing body and therefore formed part of this inspection. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectation for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics at the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher and the governors are very well focused on school priorities and are driving improvement well. As a result, the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement are improving. Achievement is good. The headteacher, staff and governors have successfully raised expectations so that pupils make good progress in English and mathematics from the time they enter school. The action taken to improve teaching through robust monitoring has been very effective; teaching is consistently good and some is outstanding. Children make a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They enjoy the exciting and stimulating range of activities, which develops their skills well. The individual learning and needs of pupils whose circumstances may make them vulnerable are met extremely well. The very high quality of care shown to the pupils and their families is a real strength of the school. Behaviour is good. Pupils are polite and well mannered. They say they feel safe in school and bullying is rare. Their parents agree. The school has developed an outstanding curriculum which delivers exciting inspirational learning experiences to all the pupils. This is greatly enhanced by all the music, sport and art offered to the pupils as well as the wonderful outdoor learning area. Pupils enjoy all that school has to offer them and there is a vibrant climate for learning. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not outstanding as at times introductions to learning are too long and do not allow sufficient time for pupils to get on with individual or group work. There is some inconsistency in how pupils’ books are marked and how pupils are expected to respond to teachers’ marking. Despite many school initiatives pupils’ rate of attendance remains below average.