|Name||Goring Church of England Aided Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||04 November 2014|
|Address||Wallingford Road, Goring-on-Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 0BG|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||227 (55% boys 45% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.1|
|Percentage Free School Meals||3.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||3.1%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||7.9%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||Yes|
Information about this school
Goring Church of England Aided Primary School is smaller than most primary schools. The number of pupils on roll has increased year-on-year since the previous inspection. There have been several changes in teaching staff since the previous inspection. Owing to the increasing numbers, the school has created the post of deputy headteacher. This has now been in place for almost a year. Pupils in Years 1 and 2 are taught in mixed-age classes. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are supported by the pupil premium is 3.4%. This is much lower than the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and looked-after children. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is 3.4%. This is below average. There are no pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The school works closely with its cluster of seven local primary schools and one secondary school. The headteacher was the chair of this partnership. The school meets the current government floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. There is a privately run pre-school on the same site. It is inspected separately.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Standards at the end of Year 2 and Year 6 are above national averages in reading, writing and mathematics. All groups of pupils, including the most able, make good progress in their learning. Teachers are knowledgeable and skilful. They provide high quality marking. As a result, pupils have a clear understanding of how to improve their work. Pupils’ behaviour is good and they feel safe in the school. They want to learn and have positive attitudes to learning. Pupils are polite, friendly and show respect for each other and adults at all times. Provision for disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is good. Throughout the school they make good progress. The headteacher and deputy headteacher are ably supported by aneffective governing body. They are fully committed to providing a high standard of education for all pupils. Their actions are having a positive impact on raising standards and improving teaching. Children get off to a good start to school life in the early years because teaching is good. The way the school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is particularly good. It underpins all that the school does. The school is well prepared for changes in the way pupils’ progress is checked and for the implementation of the new National Curriculum. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Too few pupils make outstanding progress in reading when compared with writing and mathematics. Although the school has a wealth of data in the early years, it is not always easy to show the progress that children make.