|Name||Feering Church of England Primary School|
|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||12 June 2013|
|Address||Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester, CO5 9QB|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||152 (54% boys 46% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.6|
|Academy Sponsor||All Saints Academy Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||4.4%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||9.2%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This school is smaller than average. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. Very few pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds. Since the previous inspection, the school has experienced a period of turbulence with major changes. Two thirds of staff are new in post and more than half the governing body is also new. Very few pupils are eligible for additional funding through the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after by the local authority and children of service families). The proportions of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action, and those supported at school action plus, or who have a statement of special educational needs, are broadly average compared to national figures. The school works in ‘loose’ partnership with local schools within its community and shares a common space and facilities with the community’s centre. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. The headteacher, deputy and strong team of teachers and support staff have ensured that standards in English and mathematics are broadly average. Given pupils’ lower starting points, this represents good achievement. Since the last inspection, the school supported by its governors has addressed weaknesses in teaching. This has led to improvement in the teaching of reading and mathematics, and considerable improvement in pupils’ writing. Phonics (the sounds that letters make) is taught well across the school so that children make good progress in reading from an early age. Excellent personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s success and underpins all of the school’s strengths. Pupils’ behaviour is good. Pupils are keen to learn and are unreservedly polite and caring of one another. Their behaviour in lessons and around the school is good. Support staff who work with pupils in need of additional help are making a strong contribution to their rapid progress. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Marking in pupils’ books does not regularly show the next steps pupils need to take. Pupils are not always encouraged to participate actively in their lessons. Not enough opportunities are provided for parents and carers to work with the school to improve the progress of their children. Members of the governing body are not sufficiently trained to hold the school to account for the performance of teachers and the progress of pupils.