Freezywater St George’s CofE VA Primary School


Name Freezywater St George’s CofE VA Primary School
Website http://www.freezywaterstgeorges.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 July 2013
Address Hertford Road, Enfield, EN3 6NR
Phone Number 01992764737
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 213 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.8
Local Authority Enfield
Percentage Free School Meals 8.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 37.1%

Information about this school

The school is slightly smaller than most primary schools. The majority of the pupils are from minority ethnic groups and the proportion who speak English as an additional language is slightly above average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional government funding provided for looked after children, those known to be eligible for free school meals and pupils with a parent or carer in the armed forces, is also below average. The school now meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress and achieve well from below average starting points. By the end of Year 6, they are ahead of most 11-year-olds in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching is good and some is outstanding. In the majority of lessons, teachers set suitably demanding activities and pupils receive good written and verbal advice on how to improve further. Pupils from different groups, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, achieve well. Their needs are very well understood and skilled support is put in place early on. Pupils’ behaviour, attitudes to learning and respect for each other are good. They are very proud of their school and actively contribute to the purposeful, positive atmosphere. School leaders, including governors, share a determination to ensure that the school continues to improve. Leaders have been successful in improving the quality of teaching and developing learning assistants to lead sessions. This has led to improved achievement, raising the standards of reading, writing and mathematics across the school. Children in the Reception class are well taught. They make good progress because teachers and adults place a strong emphasis on developing their skills, independence and enjoyment of learning early on. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Pupils are not given enough opportunities to work independently or to use their initiative to drive their learning forward, hindering their rates of progress. The marking of pupils’ work is not as high quality in all subjects as it is in literacy, so it is not always clear how pupils can improve.