Foxton Primary School

Name Foxton Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 19 February 2013
Address Gallow Field Road, Foxton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7QZ
Phone Number 01858545328
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 82 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.8
Local Authority Leicestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 9.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 19.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is below average in size. The vast majority of pupils attending the school are of White British heritage, and all pupils speak English as their first language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is below the national average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. Only a very small proportion of the pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. A small proportion of pupils leave or join the school at a time other than the usual. The Early Years Foundation Stage is one Reception class. Other pupils are taught in mixed Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6 classes. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has a breakfast club which is managed by the governing body. It also has a pre-school setting that is managed privately and does not form part of the current inspection. The school works in partnership with other local village schools and liaises effectively with the secondary school to which most pupils transfer. No pupils are educated off-site.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. This is a very welcoming and friendly school which values and treats all pupils equally. It has several exemplary features, including pupils’ excellent behaviour and attitudes to learning, the high quality of its safeguarding arrangements and the very good the levels of care shown by adults. Pupils achieve well in response to good teaching that typically provides learning tasks and support that are closely matched to pupils’ differing needs and abilities. Attendance is above average. Pupils commit themselves wholeheartedly to their work, feel safe and really enjoy their time in school. Pupils readily help each other to learn and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is very strong. The skilled teamwork shown by staff and the school’s close links with the wider community and other schools have helped the school make good improvement since the last inspection. Leaders and managers, including governors, provide strong leadership and direction that have led to improvements in both teaching and pupils’ achievements. The headteacher and governors have established excellent links with parents that underpin pupils’ above average attendance and participation in the good range of learning activities provided by the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some pupils do not develop their basic number skills quickly enough. Lesson introductions sometimes continue for too long, limiting the pupils’ ability to find out things for themselves. Pupils’ skills in checking their own work to bring improvement are not sufficiently developed as they move through the school.