|Name||Great Rollright Church of England (Aided) Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||07 March 2013|
|Address||Church End, Great Rollright, Church End, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5SA|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||97 (49% boys 51% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17|
|Percentage Free School Meals||7.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||4.1%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||13.4%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||Yes|
Information about this school
This is a smaller-than-average-sized primary school. Although some pupils come from the local village, most come from further afield, with around 40% travelling from Chipping Norton. The number on roll has risen since the previous inspection, and the school continues to admit more pupils than is usual during the school year. Nearly all pupils are from White British backgrounds. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in a mixed-age class with some Year 1 pupils. The proportions of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported at school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs are broadly average. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding for children known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after by the local authority and the children of service families) is well below the national average. In this school, there are no pupils in the last two categories in the current year. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils’ achievement is good. Their attainment is consistently above average by the end of Year 6. The school welcomes and successfully meets the social and academic needs of pupils from many different backgrounds. Pupils make good progress because teaching is never less than good and is sometimes outstanding. Teachers introduce new skills systematically and plan interesting work that ensures that pupils are fully engaged in lessons. Pupils behave well and feel very safe. They have good manners and take good care of each other. The rich and varied curriculum provides pupils with many memorable experiences and helps them to develop a love of learning. This is a school that is not happy to rest on its laurels. The very strong leadership of the headteacher has been instrumental in the good improvements in teaching, learning and achievement since the previous inspection. The headteacher is supported well by other leaders and the governing body. Both play a good part in checking pupils’ learning so that they can provide the necessary challenge when needed. Excellent partnerships with other schools and with a range of outside agencies and groups enrich learning, help staff to share good practice and contribute well to the high quality support given to pupils. The vast majority of parents and carers are highly positive about the school and the way it cares for and supports their children. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The most-able pupils are not always challenged well enough in numeracy lessons. Pupils are less knowledgeable about how to improve their work in mathematics than in English because the setting of targets is not strong enough in numeracy lessons. There are a small number of families who do not send their children to school regularly enough. School initiatives to deal with this are too recent to have had a sustained effect on improving rates of attendance.