Fairford Church of England Primary School

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Fairford Church of England Primary School


Name Fairford Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.fairford.gloucs.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 30 January 2019
Address The Park, Leafield Road, Fairford, Gloucestershire, GL7 4JQ
Phone Number 01285712543
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 260 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.0
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.8%
Persisitent Absence 3.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is an average-sized primary school. Nearly all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is approximately half the national average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is above the national average. The proportion of pupils requiring support with SEND is below the national average. The governing body took on the management of the on-site pre-school in September 2018. The pre-school was judged to be good in June 2018.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Leaders and governors have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. This has resulted in pupils across the school making outstanding progress from their starting points. Governors’ systematic approach to monitoring ensures that they have a clear understanding of the school’s effectiveness. They challenge senior leaders rigorously. The headteacher has ensured that middle leaders have had the support and training needed to strengthen teaching in their areas. The broad and balanced curriculum is exceptionally well planned. It is widely supplemented by enrichment events, which give children a passion for learning, such as a visit by an astronaut. High-quality teaching provides pupils with a secure understanding. This enables them to acquire deeper learning. Pupils’ attainment has been consistently above the national average for three years. A very large proportion of pupils achieve the higher standard at the end of Year 6. Leaders and governors have ensured that secure safeguarding systems are in place. Pupils and parents are confident in the school’s ability to keep children safe. Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the academic and pastoral support that the school provides. They have commented on the noticeable impact it has on their children. Additional funding for vulnerable pupils is used very effectively to ensure that those pupils make rapid progress in their learning. The successful use of the sports premium has resulted in a very high number of pupils being engaged in physical exercise before, during and after school. Pupils behave exceptionally well in class and around the school. In music and French, attainment is not as strong as it is in other subjects. This is because : the development of skills has not been as systematically identified, planned and taught to enable pupils to make substantial progress.