Knightlow CofE Primary School


Name Knightlow CofE Primary School
Website http://www.knightlowprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 17 October 2012
Address Hill Crescent, Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 9NF
Phone Number 02476543751
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 221 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.2
Local Authority Warwickshire
Percentage Free School Meals 5.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5%
Persisitent Absence 1.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is similar in size to most other primary schools. Most pupils are White British, with a small number coming from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is very low. Very few pupils are at the early stages of learning English. A well below-average proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is similar to most schools, as is the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. In the last school year, two newly qualified teachers, a Key Stage 1 leader and a part-time teacher have joined the staff. In the previous year, another newly qualified teacher joined the school and a teacher returned, part-time, from maternity leave. There is a breakfast club and an after school club that are not managed by the governing body and so did not form part of this inspection. Knightlow Children’s Partnership provides nursery education on site. It is run independently of the school and is inspected separately.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Children in the Reception Year enjoy learning through play and in teacher-led sessions, and they make excellent progress. Standards at the end of each key stage have been rising steadily and are well above average by the end of Year 6. All pupils achieve exceptionally well, including the more able, but more able pupils have not been entered into national tests at the very high levels which their work merits. Teaching promotes outstanding learning and progress. Teachers encourage pupils to be independent learners and not to be dependent on adults for help. Teaching assistants are skilled and support teachers very well, although their skills are not always fully utilised. They manage the behaviour of vulnerable pupils exceptionally well. Behaviour in lessons and at other times is excellent. Pupils feel very safe at school. They are courteous and proud of their school and their achievements. School leaders, including governors, have done an excellent job in improving the school. Even through significant recent staff change, they have ensured that the quality of teaching and learning, and standards, have continued to rise and pupils’ excellent achievement sustained.