Grove Wood Primary School

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About Grove Wood Primary School

Name Grove Wood Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Richard Green
Address Grove Road, Rayleigh, SS6 8UA
Phone Number 01268743445
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 630 (50.3% boys 49.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.4
Academy Sponsor Grove Wood Academy Trust
Local Authority Essex
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school All leaders, including governors, are effective in their roles. They provide clear, strategic direction and, as a result, Grove Wood provides an outstanding education for all children and pupils.

The headteacher.s inspiring and supportive leadership significantly contributes towards raising standards across the school. The governing body is highly skilled and knowledgeable.

Governors challenge and support leadership effectively. The excellent care and support for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities enables them to make good, and better, progress from their different starting points. Leaders have developed... an exciting and innovative curriculum which enables pupils to flourish and thrive.

They are taught valuable life skills, preparing them well for secondary education. Well-planned provision for disadvantaged pupils ensures that they are making good progress and achieve broadly in line with other pupils nationally. Effective challenge in lessons ensures that the most able pupils make strong progress.

Systems to track and assess pupils. progress are accurate and ensure that teachers plan activities to meet pupils. individual needs.

The pupils. spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school.s provision.

Pupils live the school.s values of „strive, positivity, achieve, respect and kindness..

Leaders and governors ensure that safeguarding arrangements are effective. Staff ensure that pupils. safety and well-being are a priority.

Relationships between teachers and pupils are strong. Pupils. behaviour and attitudes to learning are exemplary.

The school.s ethos is intrinsic to its everyday work. Parents are overwhelmingly positive and supportive of the school.

s aims and objectives. The early years provision is outstanding. Children develop skills to become confident, enthusiastic learners at an early age.

They are prepared exceptionally well for primary school. Although improving, attendance for key groups is below average.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. The school converted to academy status in July 2014. Grove Wood Primary School is currently the only school in the multi-academy trust.

This is a larger than average primary school. There are three classes in each year group. The majority of the pupils are White British.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language and who are from minority ethnic backgrounds is below the national average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for additional pupil premium funding and the proportion joining or leaving the school part way through the school year are lower than average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below the national average.

The school meets the government.s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils. attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

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