Godolphin Primary School

Name Godolphin Primary School
Website http://www.godolphin.cornwall.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 30 June 2015
Address Godolphin Cross, Breage, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 9RB
Phone Number 01736763318
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 84 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.5
Academy Sponsor Southerly Point Co-Operative Multi-Academy Trust
Local Authority Cornwall
Percentage Free School Meals 10.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 4.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.5%
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-size primary school. The large majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is below the national average. A few disadvantaged pupils are eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding which supports pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority). This number is below the national average. Children in the early years attend school full time and share the same classroom as pupils in Year 1. Sometimes they are taught together and at other times, separately. Pupils in Years 2 and 3 are taught in one class, pupils in Years 4 and 5 are also taught together. Pupils in Year 6 are taught in a separate class. An independently managed pre-school is located on the school site. It did not form part of this inspection. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school is a member of a west Cornwall cooperative trust made up of 16 primary schools and two secondary schools.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress throughout the school. By the time pupils complete Year 6, standards in writing and mathematics are above average and well above average in reading. The headteacher has successfully established a culture of high expectations of what pupils can achieve. All pupils achieve well from their different starting points. Teaching is typically good. Teachers carefully plan interesting work for pupils that build on what they already know. Children in the early years make good progress in all areas of learning. The provision is carefully managed and makes sure children experience a good range of stimulating learning opportunities. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make good progress relative to their starting points and their achievement is good. Teachers value pupils as individuals. Their behaviour is good. Pupils show good attitudes to learning and are becoming determined and enthusiastic learners. Pupils have a good understanding of how the school helps them to keep safe. Pupils of all ages work and play well together. Adults treat pupils with respect and provide pupils with good-quality care and guidance. The school places a high emphasis on promoting pupils’ good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils are well prepared for their next stage of education and for life in modern Britain. Governors know the school well. They work closely with the headteacher to check carefully on how well the school is doing and what needs to be done to continue the improvement. Leaders and governors have successfully addressed the areas for improvement identified at the time of the previous inspection. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not write at length and for a range of purposes. The comments written by teachers in pupils’ books do not always make clear what pupils need to do to improve their work further.