Great Malvern Primary School

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About Great Malvern Primary School

Name Great Malvern Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Executive Headteacher Mrs Nicola Selby
Address Lydes Road, Malvern, WR14 2BY
Phone Number 01684574219
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 361
Local Authority Worcestershire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The executive headteacher's high expectations have been central to the school's recent improvements. He is well supported by senior leaders. Effective support from the multi-academy trust, of which the school is a part, and changes to the way subjects are taught have led to improvements in the quality of teaching.

Since June 2018 outcomes have risen. Pupils' starting points on entry to school are typically low. Good teaching enables pupils to progress well.

Leaders are developing the curriculum. This is particularly the case in history, geography and science, where pupils' knowledge and understanding develop well. The teaching of reading ...has a positive impact on pupils' enjoyment.

Pupils develop their skills through a wide range of high-quality texts. The teaching of mathematics is improving. There are now greater opportunities for pupils to solve problems and apply their reasoning skills.

Pupils enjoy writing at length and across a range of genres. Pupils take a pride in their presentation. However, pupils' spelling is too often inaccurate.

Pupils' behaviour is exemplary at all times. They are polite and courteous. Early years is well led.

The staff in Nursery and Reception provide children with activities that encourage them to become independent and think deeply when engaged in play. The pupil premium funding is put to good use. Pupils benefit from the school's strategies.

The physical education (PE) and sport premium has been effective. Pupils receive a broad and balanced range of physical and sport-related opportunities both during and after the school day. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make good progress with the provision put in place for them by the school.

The delegated governing committee provides appropriate challenge to school leaders. The safeguarding culture in the school is good. Staff and governors take their responsibilities seriously.

Pupils have a good understanding of how to keep safe.

Information about this school

The school is a larger than the average-sized primary school. The school has a Nursery, which takes children from three years of age.

The school is an academy and is part of the Mercian Educational Trust. The trust is responsible for managing the school, with local decision-making delegated to the governing committee and the executive headteacher. The school works jointly with a partner school in the trust, which is also led and managed by the executive headteacher.

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