Feckenham CofE First School

Name Feckenham CofE First School
Website http://www.feckenhamfirst.com/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 23 January 2013
Address School Lane, Feckenham, Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6QD
Phone Number 01527892756
Type Academy
Age Range 5-9
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 111 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.1
Local Authority Worcestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 3.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.6%
Persisitent Absence 7.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is smaller than most other primary schools. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (those known to be eligible for free school meals, in care or with a parent in the armed services) is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported at school action is broadly average and the proportion supported at school action plus or through a statement of special educational needs is above average. No pupils are currently educated in alternative provision away from the school site.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Standards at the end of Key Stage 1 and by Year 4 are well above those usually found nationally in reading, writing and mathematics. The headteacher is an effective leader who has successfully led school improvement following the previous inspection. Leaders, managers and the governing body make sure that teaching, learning and achievement are at least good in all classes. Pupils are very rarely absent from school. Teachers demand a lot of pupils and make sure they learn well. Good teaching and the high quality of care help children achieve well in the Reception class. Pupils’ attitudes and behaviour are excellent and contribute strongly to their successful learning in all lessons. Pupils feel safe in school. They understand different forms of bullying, including cyber-bullying, and what to do should it occur. Pupils experience a good range and variety of exciting additional activities and experiences throughout the year. These include visits, residential stays and visitors to the school. The school accurately evaluates how well it is doing and has a good understanding of what needs to be done next to improve. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Staff with responsibility for subject areas have not had the opportunity to observe teaching in their area of responsibility and are, therefore, not involved enough in improving standards in their subjects. Although the progress made by individual pupils is checked very thoroughly in reading, writing and mathematics, it is less well checked in other subjects – particularly, science and information and communication technology (ICT).