English Bicknor Church of England Primary School

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About English Bicknor Church of England Primary School

Name English Bicknor Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.englishbicknorcofeprimaryschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Head Teacher Mrs Emma Isaac
Address English Bicknor, Coleford, GL16 7PG
Phone Number 01594860367
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 43
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this school? '

Children and families are at the heart of everything they do' and 'this is a tiny school with an enormous heart' are typical of parents' views, and show what it is like to be a pupil attending English Bicknor. The school values of trust, compassion, perseverance and respect shine through.

Pupils love all the school has to offer and attend regularly. Leaders have high expectations, and as a result pupils achieve well.

Staff are superb role models, and relationships within the school are exceptional.

Staff expect all pupils to be responsible, respectful and active members of the school, and to contribute positively.

Pupils' behaviour and attitudes are... outstanding. From the time they start school in the Reception Year, pupils learn to support and care for each other.

Pupils work and play together harmoniously; disagreements are extremely rare.

Pupils have a strong voice. This builds their confidence and self-esteem.

A wealth of clubs are available to pupils, from music to gardening and sports. These are fully inclusive and well attended.

The school offers tremendous pastoral support.

Staff go 'above and beyond' for pupils and their families. This ensures that pupils feel happy and safe in school and are ready to learn.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

Leaders are unrelenting in their determination and commitment to provide pupils with the best education and care.

They work tirelessly with staff to ensure pupils have access to an ambitious and exciting curriculum. This provides them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. For example, in mathematics, pupils can apply algebraic strategies and knowledge of shapes to identify unknown coordinates.

However, leaders know that the curriculum is not fully embedded in all of the wider curriculum subjects. As a result, pupils do not gain the planned knowledge they need to achieve well across these subjects. Leaders know the importance of making the curriculum secure in all subjects.

They have plans in place to get this sorted out rapidly.

Leaders know how crucial it is that pupils learn to read as soon as possible. They expect every pupil to become a fluent reader.

Younger children learn phonics from the start. They use this knowledge well when they read. Staff receive training that gives them the knowledge and skills to teach early reading confidently.

Reading books match the sounds that pupils know. Staff quickly spot pupils who may be at risk of falling behind. They intervene with additional support so pupils catch up quickly with their classmates.

Pupils enjoy story time. They talk with joy about their favourite books and authors.

The school's Christian foundation underpins its approach to pupils' spiritual and character development.

Pupils show this in how they behave and discuss important issues. Their behaviour and attitudes are exceptional. Pupils are very kind and, where necessary, forgiving of each other.

They understand the importance of respect when discussing religions, life choices, and family models different from their own.

Leaders provide a wide range of experiences beyond the academic curriculum. For example, careers week gives pupils the opportunity to learn about a range of jobs and professions such as an engineer, space scientist and an author.

Leaders ensure that pupils are ready for the next stage of their education. Older pupils talked with enthusiasm about their recent residential trip, learning new skills such as bushcraft, navigation and rock climbing. These activities build strong relationships and develop pupils' confidence and self-esteem.

Adults love working at English Bicknor. They appreciate the training which develops their knowledge and skills. They welcome the focus that leaders place on their mental health and well-being.

Leaders are conscious of staff workload and consider ways to help them manage this.

Governors know what is working well and what needs to improve. They hold leaders to account for the quality of education and care pupils receive.

Leaders welcome the support and guidance they receive from trust leaders.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

Leaders have created a strong culture of safeguarding.

All adults consider safeguarding to be their responsibility. Staff are well trained to notice and report any signs of concern. Leaders respond swiftly to support pupils and families in need of help and do not hesitate to escalate concerns when required.

Staff carry out the required checks on the suitability of staff to work with pupils. Leaders provide a curriculum that teaches pupils to understand risk, including internet safety. Pupils know that adults will listen to them if they have any worries.

What does the school need to do to improve?

(Information for the school and appropriate authority)

• The curriculum is not fully embedded in all of the foundation subjects. As a result, pupils do not gain the planned knowledge they need to achieve well across these subjects. Leaders need to complete the process of embedding the planned curriculum effectively in all subjects.

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