Edith Weston Academy

Name Edith Weston Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 November 2017
Address Weston Road, Edith Weston, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8HQ
Phone Number 01780720025
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Academy Sponsor Brooke Hill Academy Trust Limited
Local Authority Rutland
Percentage Free School Meals 4.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.8%
Persisitent Absence 8.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 20.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is broadly the same as the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is in line with the national average. A higher proportion of children than typically seen nationally join the school at times other than at the start of the Reception Year and leave at other times than at the end of Year 6. There is a breakfast club, which is managed by the governing body. In 2016 the school met the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress at the end of Year 6 in English and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The executive headteacher, through her strong leadership, passion and drive for improvement, has shaped a strong team who are committed to her vision. Leaders, governors and trustees have high expectations for all pupils in school. They want pupils to achieve well and be independent. Pupils’ attitudes to school are very positive and they are keen to learn. They respond to the high standards expected of their work and of their behaviour. Children in the early years get off to a good start because of good teaching and leadership of the provision. British values are at the heart of the school’s work. The strong focus on pupils’ personal, social and emotional development ensures that they are well prepared to play a full role in society. Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school. Teachers use questioning well. This extends pupils’ thinking and helps teachers to quickly identify and address any confusion. Phonics teaching is effective and as a result, pupils make good progress in their reading. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. However, opportunities for writing and problem-solving in mathematics are limited in some classes. In some classes, teachers do not match learning to pupils’ abilities closely enough. This means that some pupils, particularly the most able pupils, do not always make the rapid progress of which they are capable. Subject leaders have a well-informed overview of their areas of responsibility, but not all of them monitor the quality of teaching, learning and assessment sharply.