|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|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||96 (51% boys 49% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.0|
|Percentage Free School Meals||15.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||4.2%|
|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.