Fladbury CofE First School

Name Fladbury CofE First School
Website http://www.fladbury.worcs.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 30 April 2014
Address Church Street, Fladbury, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 2QB
Phone Number 01386860301
Type Primary
Age Range 5-9
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Worcestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 6.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.3%
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 the average-sized primary school. There are three mixed-aged classes. These comprise an Early Years Foundation Stage class (Nursery and Reception), a class of Year 1 and Year 2 pupils and a class of Year 3 and Year 4 pupils. The vast majority of pupils are White British. The proportions of pupils supported through school action or school action plus are both above average. There are no pupils currently on roll with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium is below average. This is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, those who are looked after by the local authority, and those whose parents are in the armed forces.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Most pupils achieve well. A good proportion in Years 3 and 4 make outstanding progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Standards are rising at a faster rate than that seen nationally; pupils have good quality educational experiences and are well-prepared for the next stage of their education. Teaching has rapidly improved from inadequate to good since the last inspection. Work is more demanding and expectations as to what pupils should achieve are high. Activities are consistently well-matched to pupils’ capabilities. Pupils are happy and safe in school, behave well and enjoy school life very much. Their attitudes to learning are good. Excellent use is made of the grounds and outside facilities. Pupils make good use of the outdoor environment to develop their natural curiosity about the world and their enquiry skills. The headteacher, senior leaders and governors, with the support of local authority improvement advisers, have worked very effectively to improve the school. Weaknesses identified in achievement and teaching have been quickly rectified. It is not yet an outstanding school because : A small number of Year 1 pupils do not make the same good progress in reading, writing and mathematics as most other pupils. Pupils’ speaking skills are not as good as they should be. Some pupils do not speak fluently and lack confidence when speaking aloud. There are too few opportunities for pupils to learn about cultures that are different from their own. School planning does not include a clear