|Name||Furzefield Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||15 November 2012|
|Address||Delabole Road, Merstham, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 3PA|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||488 (52% boys 48% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||19.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||20.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||13.9%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||20.3%|
|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 most primary schools. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is extra funding made available by the government to support certain groups of pupils, is above average. The majority of pupils have English as their first language and the number of pupils from minority ethnic groups is below the national average. A specialist resource centre, The Ocean, provides for the needs of pupils identified as having moderate learning difficulties. The children’s centre, also part of the school site, includes a nursery, Shining Stars, for children aged three. A higher proportion of pupils than those found nationally is supported at school action and school action plus or has a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s floor standard, which is the minimum expected for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school Standards in both English and mathematics have risen steadily over the last three years. Teaching and learning are good across the school and some teaching in Key Stage 2 is outstanding. Teachers and other adults have high expectations and these help children to learn well. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make good progress from generally below expected starting points. Pupils are keen and enthusiastic to attend school and show positive attitudes both to each other and to their learning. They enjoy their lessons and behave well in and around school. The school provides a safe environment in which to learn. Pupils say they feel safe and well looked after. The headteacher, senior leaders and governing body provide effective leadership and have ambitious plans to further improve the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Standards in writing in Key Stage 2, especially in pupils’ use of grammar, spelling and punctuation, are not good enough. The methods for communicating clearly to parents and carers that the current headteacher has put in place have yet to have full impact. Teachers do not always give pupils enough time to learn and work on their own, particularly in Key Stage 2.