Gloucester Road Primary School

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Gloucester Road Primary School

Name Gloucester Road Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 04 July 2017
Address Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 8PB
Phone Number 01242512792
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 197 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.6
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 20.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 29.9%
Persisitent Absence 7.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 21.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

The school is a smaller than average-sized, local authority maintained school. Two fifths of the pupils are known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is well above average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above average. A third of the pupils speak English as an additional language, which is well above average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is well above average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is also well above the national average. The proportion of children entering or leaving the school at other than the normal times is well above the national average. The Nursery is now managed by the governing body. The headteacher has joined the school since the last inspection. The school met the government’s floor standards in 2016, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school This school is typified by a deeply inclusive culture that welcomes all through its doors and ensures that all succeed. The headteacher has a deep commitment to the best interests of the pupils and has extremely high aspirations for their success. These aspirations are shared by all staff and governors. There is a strong culture of safeguarding throughout the school. Leaders and staff are vigilant and tenacious in ensuring that pupils are kept safe. Governors are highly effective. They have a strong strategic vision and high ambition for the school. They rigorously monitor school development plans and manage finances well. Leaders throughout the school are knowledgeable and committed. They have a very accurate understanding of the strengths of the school and act quickly to address any areas for development. Training and development have been made a priority and this has created a skilled and enthusiastic staff body. Teachers plan interesting and exciting activities that enable pupils to succeed. They assess pupils’ learning carefully and adapt activities to ensure further success. Pupils learn exceptionally well. The progress that they make in English and mathematics is well above that of similar pupils nationally. Attainment is rising across the board. All groups of pupils achieve well. The curriculum is highly engaging and meets the needs of pupils extremely well. Pupils’ experiences are enriched through a wide range of clubs and visits. Behaviour is exemplary. Pupils love coming to school and are excited and enthused by the lessons. They are polite, full of respect and look after each other well. Bullying is extremely rare and dealt with effectively and quickly if it occurs. Pupils’ welfare is promoted strongly. They have helped to improve school nutrition and eagerly participate in sporting activities. Pupils are taught how to keep safe. The school has recently taken over the Nursery and has acted quickly to make improvements. Provision is now better planned so that learning and development continue well from the Nursery. Further challenge to reach the highest standard is now being introduced. As a result, children receive a very strong foundation to their learning in the Nursery and Reception.