Emmer Green Primary School

Name Emmer Green Primary School
Website http://www.emmergreenprimary.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Grove Road, Emmer Green, Reading, RG4 8LN
Phone Number 01189375464
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 415 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.8
Local Authority Reading
Percentage Free School Meals 2.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 26.2%
Persistent Absence 2.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.6%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (22 November 2012)
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Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage, with an increasing number from minority ethnic backgrounds, many of whom speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, is below average. The proportion of pupils with disabilities and special educational needs supported at school action, at school action plus and with a statement of special educational needs is well below average. There is a breakfast class governed by the school’s governing body. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Key Stage 2.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The impact of teaching over time on pupils’ progress is outstanding because teachers consistently plan lessons that stretch all groups of pupils. As a result, pupils make rapid progress in reading, writing and mathematics so that by the time they leave in Year 6 standards are consistently above the national average in English and mathematics. The headteacher and other senior leaders, supported by the governing body, bring a strong ambitious drive to maintain and improve the school. Consequently, the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement has improved since the previous inspection. Pupils feel very safe and thoroughly enjoy school. Consequently, behaviour in and around the school and pupils’ attitudes to learning are excellent. Relationships are excellent with pupils consistently showing care and respect for each other and all other adults.