Great Staughton Primary Academy

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Great Staughton Primary Academy

Name Great Staughton Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 26 September 2012
Address The Causeway, Great Staughton, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 5BP
Phone Number 01480860324
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.3
Academy Sponsor The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Percentage Free School Meals 12.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 5.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 19.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is much smaller than the average size for its type. The proportion of pupils identified as disabled or who have special educational needs supported through school action or school action plus is below average. No pupils have statements of special educational needs. Very few pupils are known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or for those whose parents or carers are serving in the armed forces. The proportion of pupils learning English as an additional language is well below average. Children join the Early Years Foundation Stage full-time in the Reception class at the start of the academic year. On-site childcare provision operates for 51 weeks of the year and a pre-school nursery operates in term time, neither of which is managed by the governing body. Both are subject to separate Ofsted inspections. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which is the minimum expected for pupils’ attainment and progress. The headteacher has been in post since September 2010 and is also responsible for the leadership of Overhills Primary School in the nearby village of Kimbolton. The school is currently organised into three mixed-age classes.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Achievement is good. Pupils reach standards above national averages at the end of Year 2 and Year 6. Children achieve above expected levels in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Teaching is good and sometimes it is outstanding. Pupils respond well, make good progress and have very good attitudes to learning. They take learning seriously. Reading skills are very well developed, including knowing about letter names and sounds, because of very rigorous teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Teachers plan interesting, practical lessons for the wide ability range in each class. Expectations are high. All groups of pupils are fully involved, independently or in small groups. Mutual respect, high levels of courtesy and consideration lead to purposeful, enjoyable and safe learning. Informed and energetic leadership by the headteacher make a significant impact on all aspects of the school’s work. All staff are effective leaders of learning. Rigorous monitoring of classroom practice means teaching is consistently good. Governance is increasingly effective. Through extensive training, governors know how to challenge the school on the quality of its provision and its impact on pupils’ learning. This has contributed to pupils’ good progress. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Attainment and progress in mathematics are slightly below those in English. Subject planning is not as well developed in other subjects as it is in English and mathematics.