Frisby Church of England Primary School

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Frisby Church of England Primary School

Name Frisby Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 27 June 2012
Address Hall Orchard Lane, Frisby-on-the-Wreake, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2NH
Phone Number 01664434429
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 116 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.6
Academy Sponsor Frisby C.E. Primary School
Local Authority Leicestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 5.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 3%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the school

This is a school that is smaller than the average size. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage and a very small number speak English as an additional language. The percentage known to be eligible for free school meals is well below average. The proportion of pupils supported by school action plus is below average, as is the number with a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the current floor standard, the minimum expectations for attainment set by the government. There is provision for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage from the age of four. There is before- and after-school care available for the pupils but this is not managed by the governing body and is therefore inspected separately. The school holds a Healthy Schools award and numerous local sporting awards.

Key findings

This is a good school. It is not outstanding because not enough pupils reach the higher levels in their writing and there is inconsistency in the quality of teaching. The school has many strengths, including the ethos of valuing everyone, and parents and carers believe their children feel part of a happy extended family. Pupils of all abilities make good progress as they move through the school. They achieve well, especially in reading and mathematics. Standards in writing are not quite as high because some pupils do not develop the skills to write in greater detail and at length. At times, the spelling and handwriting of some pupils are not well enough developed for their age. The quality of teaching is good and especially strong for the youngest and oldest pupils. Staff have close working relationships with their charges which spurs them on to do well. Pupils know their targets for improvement and what to do to make their work even better. On too many occasions, though, tasks are the same or very similar for pupils of all abilities within a mixed-aged class, and this does not always offer sufficient challenge for the higher attainers. The behaviour and safety of the pupils is good. Pupils get on very well together. They have a good understanding of how to keep safe in and around school. Leadership and management are good. The headteacher’s calm but quietly determined leadership ensures an effective focus on improving teaching and further raising standards through the management of performance. Senior staff provide high level teaching skills and effective leadership of the Early Years Foundation Stage and for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs. Governance is good and the school has good capacity to improve further.