Horsington Church School

Name Horsington Church School
Website http://www.horsingtonbwmat.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Horsington, Templecombe, BA8 0BW
Phone Number 01963370358
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 91 (60.4% boys 39.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.1
Academy Sponsor The Bath And Wells Diocesan Academies Trust
Local Authority Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 7.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.2%
Persistent Absence 3.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.4%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (06 May 2015)
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Information about this school

The school is a below-average-sized primary school. Horsington Church School converted to become an academy school on 1 December 2013 and is supported by the Bath and Wells Multi-Academy Trust. When its predecessor school, Horsington Church of England Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good overall. The school meets the government?s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils? attainment and progress. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional government funding for children known to be eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority) is much lower than the national average. There are very few disadvantaged pupils in the school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is much lower than in most other schools. There are very few of these pupils in the school. Most pupils are of White British heritage. Early years children are taught in one full-time mixed class of Reception and Year 1 pupils.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils? attainment in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 is very high. Pupils make good progress in all subjects. Teaching is good across the school. Teachers motivate pupils about their learning. The best teaching encourages pupils to think deeply and produce work of a very high standard. The school?s early years provision is good. Children learn well and make good progress. Pupils are extremely keen to learn. They take great delight in their work and achievements. The school?s work to keep pupils safe is very robust and effective. Pupils? behaviour is outstanding. They are friendly and caring towards one another. Pupils understand why fairness and good treatment of others are important. The school promotes pupils? spiritual, moral, social and cultural development extremely well through its teaching and strong moral ethos. Staff encourage pupils to explore moral issues and develop a deep sense of responsibility towards others. Leaders and governors have high expectations of staff and pupils. They make sure that teaching and achievement are good and developing towards becoming outstanding. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils? achievement is not yet outstanding. The attainment of pupils, including the most able, at the end of Key Stage 1 is not as strongly above national averages as their attainment at the end of Key Stage 2. Teaching is not yet outstanding. Teachers? written advice to pupils is not always as effective or detailed as that seen in the best examples.