|Name||Isleham Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||Malting Lane, Isleham, Ely, CB7 5RZ|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||205 (49.3% boys 50.7% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||24.4|
|Percentage Free School Meals||10.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||12.7%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (15 March 2016)
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Information about this school
Isleham Church of England Primary School is smaller than the average primary school. The vast majority of pupils come from White British backgrounds and there are very few pupils who are learning English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs or disability is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and supported by the pupil premium is below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, whose parents are in the armed forces or who are looked after by the local authority. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school grounds house the independently managed Isleham Pre-School, which was not inspected as part of this inspection. The headteacher of the school is retiring at Easter. Acting leadership has been secured for the summer term and substantive leadership from September 2016 onwards.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school Leaders and governors provide good leadership. They are determined to make further improvements. The culture throughout the school is one of ambition for all. Senior and middle leaders and governors monitor teaching rigorously. Leaders provide very effective professional development for all staff. Consequently, teaching is good over time and some teaching is outstanding. Attainment at the end of Key Stage 1 has been below the national average but is improving slowly. Key Stage 2 attainment is above the national average but not for the most-able pupils. Progress of the vast majority of pupils currently in the school is good in English and mathematics. This includes pupils who have special educational needs or disability, or who receive additional funding. Teachers use assessment information well. However, not all teachers systematically check on pupils’ understanding of what they are learning. Pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is supported very effectively. Pupils are proud of their school and their work, and they behave well. The school’s work to keep pupils safe is effective. All members of staff receive regular safeguarding training and know what to do if they have any concerns about a pupil. All pupils feel safe because : they trust adults to help them. The early years learning environment is exciting and stimulating. The curriculum is rich and varied and teaching is of consistently high quality. The proportion of children who achieve a good level of development at the end of Reception Year is just above that expected. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils have not yet developed confidence to work on their own. Lower attaining pupils do not always make as much progress as other pupils in writing and mathematics.