Enborne C.E. Primary School

Name Enborne C.E. Primary School
Website http://www.enborne.w-berks.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 15 January 2019
Address Enborne, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 0JU
Phone Number 0163540569
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 65 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.3
Local Authority West Berkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 2.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 20%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a much smaller than average-sized primary school. The school has been in a ‘soft federation’ with Theale Church of England Primary School since July 2017. The executive headteacher is a national leader of education (NLE) and since June 2016 has worked in the school for one day a week. The head of school is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school for the other four days. An executive special educational needs coordinator (SENCo) works half a day a week at Enborne. Enborne Primary School employs specialist subject teachers to teach dance, drama, music, physical education and science. Nearly all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is much lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is higher than the national average. The school is divided into three mixed-age classes; Reception and Year 1, Years 2 and 3, and Years 4 to 6. The school had a section 48 denominational inspection in July 2017.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The executive headteacher and head of school have been relentless in ensuring that the needs of pupils lie at the heart of the curriculum. When the school began working jointly with Theale Church of England Primary School in July 2017, improvement accelerated sharply. The curriculum is broad, balanced and creative. Its strong focus on the arts enriches pupils’ experiences, enabling them to become deep, reflective learners. Governors are well trained. They are knowledgeable and use their skills effectively to provide robust challenge and support. Leaders have created a culture of high expectations. This permeates every area of school life, resulting in pupils achieving excellent outcomes. Governors have worked strategically with the local authority and diocese to provide strong leadership of the school. Senior leaders have implemented robust systems to drive improvement. Plans to strengthen middle leaders’ capacity to take greater responsibility have yet to develop fully. Outcomes have risen rapidly since the last inspection. Pupils now make exceptional progress throughout the school, especially in reading and mathematics. Outcomes in 2018 were outstanding. Teachers use their very good subject knowledge to support pupils’ learning exceptionally well. Pupils are encouraged to think deeply and can explain the reasons that lie behind their responses very well. Positive relationships between pupils and staff enable pupils to thrive. Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable. Pupils feel part of a family and independently collaborate to support one another. This is a happy, supportive school. High expectations and aspirations for Reception children start before they begin school. Engaging activities are planned to build on children’s prior knowledge. Staff have created a stimulating learning environment which ensures that children flourish.