Fowey Primary School

Name Fowey 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 24 October 2012
Address Windmill, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1HH
Phone Number 01726832542
Type Academy
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 172 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.8
Academy Sponsor Cornwall Education Learning Trust
Local Authority Cornwall
Percentage Free School Meals 12.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.7%
Persisitent Absence 2.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is of average size. It has not been inspected since 2008 because Ofsted carried out an assessment of the school after its previous inspection where it was judged to a be a good school and deferred its next inspection until now. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. No pupils are at an early stage of learning English. The number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below that found in schools nationally. These pupils are entitled to additional funding called the pupil premium. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs supported at the school action level is below average. The proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs or supported at school action plus level is also below average. The school meets the current floor standards set by the government, which determines the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. The school has a breakfast club and an after-school club. The school gained the Artsmark Gold award and Healthy Schools Plus award last year.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Teaching is good throughout the school and teachers are successful in engaging pupils’ interest and helping them to make good progress in their work. The standard of pupils’ work is above that usually seen nationally for children of their age. Pupils of all abilities and backgrounds do well in their reading, writing and mathematics. The headteacher, who is supported extremely well by other leaders and the governing body, has high expectations for the school. Together they have been successful in improving teaching and so raising pupils’ achievement. Pupils behave extremely well. They enjoy school, try hard and want to do well. They feel very safe in school and help each other at playtime and in their lessons. There is a wide range of well-planned lessons and additional activities that introduce pupils to new skills and knowledge. Relationships through the school are very positive and pupils’ personal skills are developing strongly. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Teaching is not yet outstanding. Pupils’ writing skills are improving rapidly but they are not yet as well developed as their reading and number skills in Year 2. Children in the Reception class make good progress overall but boys and girls do not always do as well as each other in some of their activities.