|Name||Freethorpe Community Primary and Nursery School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||19 January 2016|
|Address||The Green, Freethorpe, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 3NZ|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||196 (53% boys 47% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||27.7|
|Percentage Free School Meals||14.4%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1.5%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||12.8%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is smaller than the average primary school The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disabled pupils and these who have special educational needs, together with those who have education, health and care plans, is above average. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and supported by the pupil premium is above the national average. (The pupil premium provides additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority.) The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those who speak English as an additional language are significantly below the national average. Nursery provision is available on a part-time basis from the age of two. Reception children attend full-time. The school meets the government’s minimum floor standards, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 6.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school School leaders have established a positive ethos in which pupils feel valued, have confidence to achieve and make good academic progress. Pupils achieve well throughout the school. This is because teachers have good subject knowledge and make learning activities interesting and engaging. Disadvantaged pupils receive extra support to help them gain skills in reading, writing and mathematics. They make good progress in their learning. Leaders ensure a very broad and balanced curriculum with many enrichment experiences for pupils to enjoy. Pupils benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Children and pupils feel and are safe. School leaders ensure that staff are effectively trained and follow both statutory and school procedures meticulously. Pupils are proud of their school, behave well and have good relationships with adults and each other. Pupils learn in a happy and purposeful environment. Children enjoy their learning in the early years from the age of two. They are well cared for and adults provide for their individual needs. Senior leaders ensure that the quality of teaching and learning continues to improve. They focus on providing for the individual needs of pupils so that they can achieve. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The more-able pupils are not always sufficiently challenged in subjects other than English and mathematics. Teachers accept work of the same standard rather than ensuring that these pupils deepen and extend their thinking and skills even further. Not all adults in the early years contribute as well to the teaching of core subjects so that children have a secure understanding of number. This leads to gaps further in their school life. Governors do not systematically ensure that all their statutory duties are met in a timely way.