Little Gaddesden Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

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About Little Gaddesden Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

Name Little Gaddesden Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Lorna Elkes
Address Church Road, Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted, HP4 1NX
Phone Number 01442842464
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 92
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

The school has successfully built on its strengths and has made considerable improvements since the last inspection. Children in Reception have a successful start to school and make outstanding progress. This continues in other years and by the end of Year 6, attainment is well above average in reading, writing and mathematics.

High quality teaching is the key to pupils' success. It is enthusiastic, engaging, stimulating and promotes rapid learning. Teachers expect all pupils to do their very best and pupils rise to the challenge.

Pupils apply their literacy and numeracy skills well to different subjects. They are succes...sful in applying skills and working in teams to solve problems. Pupils show enthusiasm and determination in tackling the challenging and interesting work provided.

Behaviour is often impeccable in lessons, in assembly and around the school. Attendance is above average. Highly effective procedures ensure that pupils feel extremely safe and very well cared for.

By the time they leave, pupils are confident and mature learners who are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage of their education. The headteacher, key leaders, staff and governors work extremely well as a team in promoting high achievement, outstanding teaching and very positive behaviour. Leadership and teaching expertise is used well to support other schools.

Exciting activities, including clubs and visits, enhance pupils' learning and experiences. The school has established effective partnerships with parents and the community.

Information about this school

This is much smaller than the average-sized primary school.

Most of the pupils are White British. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported through school action plus or a statement of special educational needs is well below average.

Very few pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils in local authority care, known to be eligible for free school meals or from service families. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The proportion of pupils who leave and join the school partway through the year is higher than average.

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