Fairhaven Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

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Fairhaven Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School


Name Fairhaven Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Website http://www.southwalshamfairhaven.norfolk.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 23 June 2015
Address School Road, South Walsham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ
Phone Number 01603270224
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 93 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.6
Local Authority Norfolk
Percentage Free School Meals 15.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 4.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are White British and speak English as their first language. The proportions of minority ethnic pupils are well-below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is below average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is below average. This is additional funding for pupils in local authority care, those known to be eligible for free school meals and those with a parent in the armed services. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 6. Children attend the early years provision full time.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher leads the school well. Leaders set high expectations for teaching, behaviour and achievement. Governors are dedicated and highly skilled. They hold senior leaders to account and ensure that teaching, behaviour and achievement are good for all groups of pupils. Pupils study a range of subjects. Educational visits, residential trips and a variety of visiting speakers enhance classroom teaching. The curriculum strongly promotes British values and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. Behaviour is outstanding. Pupils are unreservedly polite, courteous and respectful. The school is a harmonious and compassionate community. Pupils feel safe in school. Staff value each pupil’s contribution. Pupils enjoy school. Attendance is above the national average. Teaching is good and improving. Teachers have good subject knowledge. They plan interesting and engaging lessons that appeal to pupils’ natural curiosity. Teachers use questions effectively. They skilfully check pupils’ knowledge, probing understanding, and generating reflection and discussion. Teachers assess pupils’ learning regularly. Early identification of underperformance together with effective support helps pupils make good progress. Pupils make good progress across a range of subjects. They make particularly good progress in reading and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Disadvantaged pupils, disabled pupils, those who have special educational needs and the most able make good progress. The early years provision is good. Leaders ensure that teaching is effective and supports children in achieving a good level of development. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The teaching of writing does not promote outstanding achievement. In lessons other than English, teachers’ marking of literacy is not in line with the school’s policy for correcting spelling, punctuation and grammar. Sometimes, teachers do not check that pupils present their work neatly, in line with the school’s policy on presentation. From the early years, children’s writing skills are less well developed than other skills. Pupils do not apply phonics (the sounds that letters make) as securely to writing as they do to reading.