Grange Farm Primary School


Name Grange Farm Primary School
Website http://www.grangefarmschool.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Dewsbury Avenue, Coventry, CV3 6NF
Phone Number 02476411098
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 416 (45.9% boys 54.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.9
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 4.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 22.8%
Persisitent Absence 3%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (10 June 2014)
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Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. It is expanding to become a two-form entry school. Currently there are two classes in Reception and Year 1 and one in each of Years 2 to 6. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives additional funding, known as the pupil premium, is well-below average. This funding is for pupils in care and those known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is well-above average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above average, although none are at the early stages of learning to speak English. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has its own breakfast club, which operates for a short while before school starts. A privately run organisation provides wrap-around care on the school premises. It is inspected separately. The deputy headteacher is currently operating as acting headteacher because the headteacher is unavoidably absent.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Actions taken by leaders have successfully increased the good and outstanding teaching in the school and raised pupils’ achievement. Pupils achieve well in reading, writing and mathematics. This is because good teaching ensures the work they are given encourages them to push themselves harder. The management of the performance of teaching and support staff is good. Areas for improvement are followed up robustly and staff are successfully encouraged to learn from and support each other. Relationships are excellent throughout the school. Staff rise to the high expectations the school’s leaders have of them to help pupils to achieve well. They pass these high expectations on to their pupils. The pupils’ excellent attitudes and behaviour contribute greatly to their successful learning and excellent personal development. Attendance is high because pupils enjoy school, feel safe, and very much want to learn. Pupils praise the caring nature of the staff. Almost all parents are very satisfied with the school and what it does for their children. They particularly like its ‘family feel’. Governors hold the school to account well. They are closely involved in all of its work and very knowledgeable about how well it and individual pupils are achieving. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching to help pupils throughout the school make the outstanding progress often seen in Years 5 and 6 work. Literacy and numeracy skills are not promoted well across different subjects. The progress pupils make in subjects other than English and mathematics is not tracked systematically and their work in other subjects is not marked well below Year 5. School improvement priorities and targets set for teachers focus more on improving what they do than on pupils’ progress.