|Name||Fritwell Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||20 March 2013|
|Address||East Street, Fritwell, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX27 7PX|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||129 (56% boys 44% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||19.5|
|Percentage Free School Meals||9.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0.8%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||15.5%|
|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-sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average, as is the proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and looked after children) is below average. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds and almost all speak English as their first language. The school 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 over their time in the school. Nearly all pupils reach the levels of attainment expected for their age and many achieve higher levels by the end of Year 6. Most teaching is good and a small amount is outstanding. Teaching is accurate and develops skills well. Pupils are given clear information on the purpose of activities. They are given good opportunities to work together and share ideas. Additional support is provided quickly for pupils in danger of underachievement. As a result, these pupils make up lost ground swiftly. Pupils develop into confident and articulate young people who show good respect for others. Their conduct is good. They feel very safe and well looked after. All the adults in school have worked with a common focus since the last inspection. They have supported the headteacher in successfully improving teaching and pupils’ achievement. The headteacher has ensured that the school has become outward looking and keen to learn from good practice elsewhere. The governing body is a driving force for improvement. It expects only the best for the pupils, providing leaders with a high level of challenge as well as good support. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding and there is still some that requires improvement. In some lessons, the adult input and activities are not set at the right level for different ability groups and time is not used effectively. Marking of pupils’ work is inconsistent. Not all pupils are told clearly what they have done well and how to improve their performance. Teachers are not always given precise enough guidance about how to make sure that their teaching improves the pace of pupils’ learning. Sometimes, leaders’ evaluations of lessons are too general and not focused sharply enough on the most important factors affecting learning.