Fowlmere Primary School

Name Fowlmere Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 01 November 2017
Address The Butts, Fowlmere, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 7SL
Phone Number 01763208203
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 106 (61% boys 39% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.1
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Percentage Free School Meals 9.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.8%
Persisitent Absence 4.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Fowlmere Primary School is much smaller than the average primary school. Children in the early years attend one Reception class full time. There are three other mixed-age classes. The proportion of pupils supported through pupil premium funding is well below average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is well below the national average. The proportion of children whose first language is not English is well below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Pupils enjoy coming to school. They say they are happy and safe. Pupils are enthusiastic and engaged in their learning. Many leaders are new to their posts. However, they have high aspirations and lead by example. The leadership team, including governors, has a clear understanding of what needs to be done to improve the school. Leaders have accurately identified areas of improvement and the effect of these can be seen around the school. Teaching, learning and assessment are good. Teachers have strong subject knowledge and plan learning that meets the needs of all groups of pupils. Pupils behave well. In class, they show respect towards each other, they follow instructions and let other pupils learn. At playtime, they enjoy playing together. The early years provision enables children to make good progress. The early years curriculum is well designed and ensures that children are ready for Year 1. In some lessons, teaching is not sufficiently focused on the intended learning to ensure that all pupils make the progress of which they are capable. Good practice in teaching in the school to improve pupil outcomes is not currently being shared with all teachers. Some children in the early years could be challenged more to enable more to attain at the highest level. The outdoor space could be developed further to enhance children’s learning experience. The high standards as seen in mathematics and literacy are not yet applied across the whole curriculum.