Fingringhoe Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

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Fingringhoe Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

Name Fingringhoe Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 23 January 2018
Address Church Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7BN
Phone Number 01206729266
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 96 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.0
Local Authority Essex
Percentage Free School Meals 15.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.2%
Persisitent Absence 7%
Pupils with SEN Support 20.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a much smaller than average sized primary school. The school has undergone changes in leadership since the last inspection. This includes a period with an interim headteacher. The current headteacher was appointed in February 2016. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is similar to that found in other schools. The proportion of pupils requiring special educational needs support is below that found in other schools. The proportion with a statement of special educational needs or education, health and care plan is slightly higher. The proportion of pupils with English as an additional language is very low. Most pupils speak English as their home language.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and her team have successfully improved the school since the previous inspection in 2016. The quality of education is now good. The governing body is highly effective. Governors ably support school leaders and challenge them where necessary. Pupils are provided with a broad curriculum. Leaders also ensure that pupils receive an interesting and engaging extra-curricular programme. Children in the early years get off to a good start. They learn in a supportive and positive learning environment. Adults plan learning that is stimulating and develops basic skills well. Pupils cooperate and support each other well. Their behaviour in lessons and around the school is good. Safeguarding is effective. Pupils know how to keep themselves safe including online. There is a strong safeguarding culture at the school. Pupils are prepared well for life in modern Britain. They understand and respect diversity and are aware of democratic processes. They understand right and wrong. Most groups of pupils are making at least expected progress. Some pupils are not making rapid enough progress, particularly the most able pupils, because work is often too easy. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment in mathematics is not consistently good so pupils are not making the progress of which they are capable. Attendance has been lower than it should be at the school, and lower than that found nationally. Recently, due to leaders’ actions, pupils’ attendance is starting to rise. Too many key responsibilities are still performed by the headteacher. Although middle leaders are beginning to make an impact, it is too early to fully assess their effectiveness. Teaching over time is mostly good. Leaders check the quality of teaching regularly. The information from these checks is not always used effectively to ensure further improvement. Pupils’ achievement by the end of key stage 2 still remains lower than national averages. Improvements seen in pupils’ progress in 2017 are currently being accelerated.