Forncett St Peter Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

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Forncett St Peter Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School


Name Forncett St Peter Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Website http://www.forncettschool.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 05 June 2014
Address Aslacton Road, Forncett St Peter, Forncett St. Peter Ceva Primary School, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 1LT
Phone Number 01508530506
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 103 (39% boys 61% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.4
Local Authority Norfolk
Percentage Free School Meals 10.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.9%
Persisitent Absence 6.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a smaller-than-average primary school. It has increased in size since the previous inspection Pupils are taught in mixed-age classes in Reception and Year 1; Years 3 and 4; Years 5 and 6. There is a separate class for Year 2 pupils. The proportions of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action, school action plus are below average. No pupils currently on roll have a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or in local authority care, is below average. In 2013, the school met the government’s floor standards. (Floor standards are the government’s current minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.) One third of the 2013 Year 6 class joined the school at a very late stage of their primary schooling.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The very effective headteacher has formed an incredibly strong and dedicated team of staff and governors who share responsibility for school improvement and work together to drive the school forward; as a result achievement is outstanding. Pupils love to learn; they find lessons inspirational because teachers plan lessons carefully. Pupils come away from lessons always wanting to know even more. Teachers’ marking is excellent, especially in writing. Pupils use their teachers’ comments to make their work better. Reading is taught exceptionally well; pupils develop a passion for reading books at a very early age and this continues in all classes. Teaching assistants are highly skilled; they provided excellent support for pupils’ individual needs. Behaviour is exemplary; pupils work and play together harmoniously. They feel very safe in school. Parents are unreservedly supportive of the school. All of those who responded to Parent view would recommend the school. Morale is extremely high. Staff benefit from and appreciate extensive opportunities to attend training courses. These bring frequent improvements to teaching in all classes. Leaders make excellent use of information about how well pupils are doing to write effective plans that further improve the school and help pupils make very fast progress in reading, writing and mathematics. The school’s curriculum provides rich and varied opportunities for pupils to acquire new knowledge and develop wide-ranging skills. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is very strong. The governing body has an excellent understanding of the school. Their challenge, support and monitoring has helped improve standards.