Holy Trinity Church of England (Aided) School

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Holy Trinity Church of England (Aided) School


Name Holy Trinity Church of England (Aided) School
Website http://www.holytrinity.bucks.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 08 May 2013
Address Wethered Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 3AG
Phone Number 01628482831
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 349 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.4
Local Authority Buckinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 3.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.9%
Persisitent Absence 1.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

information about the school. This included the school’s self-evaluation documentation,

development planning, monitoring and evaluation records and also data related to pupils’ progress and attainment. Inspectors also analysed the progress made by different groups of pupils in the school. Inspectors scrutinised the school’s policies and procedures, particularly those relating to pupils’ safety. They also analysed a selection of pupils’ work, especially in mathematics and English. The inspection team observed 19 lessons. Four were joint observations with the headteacher and the deputy. Inspectors analysed the 120 responses to the on-line questionnaire (Parent View). Informal discussions were held with 15 parents. Staff questionnaires were also scrutinised. Results from a pupil questionnaire developed by the school were also considered. Meetings were held with staff, a governor and pupils. A telephone conversation was held with a representative of the local authority. A reading conference was held with Year 5 and Year 6 pupils and pupils from Year 3 read to an inspector. Inspection team Sarah Varnom, Lead inspector Additional Inspector Kusum Trikha Additional Inspector Shahnaz Maqsood Additional Inspector Full report

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Achievement is outstanding. Pupils continue to make outstanding progress throughout the school, as they did at the time of the previous inspection. A majority usually achieves standards in reading, writing and mathematics that are significantly above the national average. Pupils who have disabilities and special educational needs are extremely well supported and make outstanding progress. Teaching is outstanding overall. Most lessons are innovative and exciting, with an appropriate level of challenge. Teachers’ high quality oral and written feedback helps pupils to make rapid progress. Pupils are proud of their school and show great enthusiasm for learning. They benefit from a very broad range of opportunities within a vibrant curriculum. Their behaviour is outstanding. Pupils feel safe in school. They have a very good understanding about how to keep safe and are very helpful to one another. The leadership of the headteacher and her deputy headteacher is outstanding. They lead with ambition and energy that has helped consolidate pupils’ outstanding achievement. Staff, parents and pupils work together very well because everyone’s contribution is valued by the school, and this helps improvements to continue. Subject leaders contribute very well to the school’s work. They are very well informed about their subjects. New leaders for English and mathematics have made a good start in their work to check pupils’ progress and the quality of teaching. The governing body is knowledgeable and supportive. Through robust procedures, governors hold the school to account very thoroughly, especially for pupils’ achievement and for the quality of teaching.