Finmere Church of England Primary School

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Finmere Church of England Primary School

Name Finmere 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 15 October 2013
Address Mere Road, Finmere, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 4AR
Phone Number 01280848459
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 49 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.9
Academy Sponsor The Warriner Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Finmere is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. Almost all the pupils are White British. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is above average and the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium, which is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or in local authority care, is well below average. Pupils are taught in two mixed-age classes. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in the same class as pupils in Years 1 and 2. Pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are taught in the other mixed-age class. There are too few pupils taking national tests in Year 6 to comment on the government floor standards.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher, through rigorous checking of the school’s work, has improved the quality of teaching so that it is now consistently good. Teachers know pupils well and plan lessons effectively to meet the abilities of different aged pupils who are taught in the same classes. Teachers robustly track pupils’ progress so that they can give extra support to any who may be falling behind to help them catch up quickly. As a result, pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Most pupils leave the school in Year 6 with overall attainment that is above that expected for their age. The governing body effectively holds the headteacher to account for the quality of teaching and pupil achievement. Pupils say they feel safe in school because : bullying is very rare. Consequently, pupils enjoy school and behave well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not consistently outstanding because teachers do not always make sure that pupils respond as well as they can to comments in marking. Teachers miss opportunities to allow pupils to research and think for themselves. The progress of more-able pupils in mathematics is not as rapid as in reading and writing.