Farnham Church of England Primary School

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Farnham Church of England Primary School


Name Farnham Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.farnham.essex.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 20 October 2015
Address Farnham, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 1HR
Phone Number 01279771339
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Essex
Percentage Free School Meals 7.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 18.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a very small primary school with two mixed-age classes. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is broadly average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is very low and there have been none in Year 6 for the last four years. The pupil premium is additional government funding provided to give extra support to looked after children and those pupils known to qualify for free school meals. The school is federated with Rickling Church of England Primary School. The executive headteacher leads and manages both schools and there is a shared governing body. Many middle leaders manage subjects in both schools, with the majority based most of the time at the partner school. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The senior leadership team and the governing body have secured rapid improvement in all aspects of the school’s work since the previous inspection. Senior leaders know the school extremely well. Leaders have a clear vision for future development based on a good understanding of the main priorities. Governors ask senior leaders searching questions to check how well the school is doing. Pupils make good progress in the school because : they are taught well. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can do in mathematics and in English, especially in reading where attainment is particularly high. Early years provision is good. Good teaching helps children to settle quickly and learn well. The pupils are great ambassadors for the school. Their excellent behaviour helps them to learn well. Pupils are very polite and respectful and quickly develop a love of learning. They readily take on additional responsibilities with maturity and confidence. Pupils are well cared for. They feel very safe in school. There is always someone they can go to if they have a problem. Leaders and staff have a very strong partnership with parents. They are highly positive about the work of the school and support it extremely well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils’ attainment is lower in writing than in reading. There are too few opportunities for pupils to improve their skills by writing at length, and letter formation and handwriting are not taught always well enough across the school. In both classes, teachers do not always adapt work quickly when pupils are finding it too difficult or easy. Not all middle leaders are playing a full enough part in improving teaching. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB