Lavant CofE Primary School

Name Lavant CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address West Stoke Road, Lavant, Chichester, PO18 0BW
Phone Number 01243527382
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 111 (50.5% boys 49.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.4
Local Authority West Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 7.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.3%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (07 November 2013)
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Information about this school

This is a below average-sized primary school. One in every seven pupils are known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding which supports pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, looked-after children or children of service families). This is below average. In this school almost all the eligible pupils are entitled to free school meals. One in 10 pupils are disabled or have special educational needs and are supported by school action and one in twenty five are supported on school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of both groups is lower than national averages. Only a very small proportion of pupils belong to ethnic groups other than White British and almost all pupils have English as a first language. In 2013, the school met the government?s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils? attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Since the last inspection, leaders and managers, including governors, have been relentless in their determination to drive up standards of attainment. As a result, pupils now leave the school at above national averages in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching is consistently good because work planned is interesting and varied, pupils are regularly challenged with difficult activities and good support is provided if pupils are having difficulties. Pupils? behaviour and attitudes to learning are outstanding. They enjoy coming to school and love learning. They give great support to each other around school and when working together in lessons. The head teacher communicates a clear vision that the whole school community totally subscribes to. Hence, everyone is pulling in the right direction and wants to improve. The checks on the quality of teaching by senior leaders are rigorous, regular and very supportive. As a result, staff know how to improve their teaching and enthusiastically seek out advice and support from each other and understand their own training requirements. The school?s focus on pupils? social, moral, spiritual and cultural development ensures the school is a harmonious community where everyone feels respected and valued. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Occasionally teaching does not enable all pupils to make good progress because tasks are not planned to match their individual needs. Occasionally teachers take too long explaining what the pupils are going to do which slows down the pace of lessons. Marking is not consistently precise enough in helping pupils to understand what they need to do to improve their work. Middle leaders do not check often enough on how successful their work in improving the quality of teaching has been.