Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

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Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School


Name Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Website http://www.hitchamsframlingham.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 19 March 2013
Address College Road, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 9EP
Phone Number 01728723354
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 334 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.8
Local Authority Suffolk
Percentage Free School Meals 11.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.8%
Persisitent Absence 7.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school, serving the town of Framlingham and the surrounding villages. The majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. There is a small number from various minority ethnic backgrounds. The original Victorian school building has been extended and refurbished. A smaller-than-average proportion of the pupils are known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care, pupils with a parent in the armed forces and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported through school action is below average, as is the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The headteacher has been in post since January 2011.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress in all year groups and attain above-average standards in English and mathematics. There are effective procedures for tracking pupils’ progress and providing additional support where it is needed. Most teaching is good with some examples of outstanding practice. Teachers plan a variety of activities which fully engage pupils so that they consistently make good progress. There is good provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The school organises a range of outside visits and additional activities which greatly increases pupils’ enjoyment and experience of school. Most pupils behave well and feel very safe in the school. Attendance is well-above average and reflects the pupils’ enjoyment of school. The headteacher, senior leadership team and governors are providing clear and effective leadership, which is supporting the good standards in the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers are not setting challenging enough progress targets for themselves or the pupils. Performance targets for individual teachers are not always addressing specific areas for improvement. Some teachers are not making sure that the activities and instruction are set at the right level for the individual pupils in the class. Not all teachers are giving pupils enough opportunities to find things out for themselves.