Little Reddings Primary School

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About Little Reddings Primary School

Name Little Reddings Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Rebecca Tregear
Address Harcourt Road, Bushey, WD23 3PR
Phone Number 02089505388
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 305
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher provides strong, committed leadership that is focused on providing a high standard of education for all pupils. As a result, the school is rapidly improving. Teaching is now typically good across the school.

Teachers plan activities that interest and engage pupils in their learning. The school works effectively to support all groups of pupils, including disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Phonics teaching is good.

Attainment at the end of key stage 2 continues to improve. The work in pupils' books shows that they are making good progress over time in a range of subjects. P...upils are well behaved around the school and in lessons.

Pupils enjoy school and their attitudes to learning are positive. The school provides a safe learning environment. Pupils say that they feel safe in school.

Pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum. They study a range of interesting topics that contribute well to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The school provides a comprehensive range of after-school and lunchtime activities.

Pupils and parents are highly appreciative of this provision. Governance has improved since the last inspection. Governors now support and challenge school leaders to produce good outcomes.

Leaders have taken effective action to reduce the number of pupils persistently absent from school. However, the attendance of some pupils is not yet as high as it should be. Early years provision is good.

Children are well cared for and are making good progress. Teaching is generally good but sometimes, when children are working independently, the teachers do not make the activities challenging enough. Most subject topics provide pupils with the opportunity to use their reading, writing and mathematics skills.

There is an inconsistency in how well these activities are planned in some year groups. Communication with parents has improved. However, a small minority of parents do not fully understand the recent changes to the school.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with DfE guidance on what academies should publish. The school is larger than the average-sized primary school.

The school has been part of the Bushey St James Trust since 2012. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium grant is above average. Over half of the pupils are from minority ethnic groups.

This is above average for primary schools. The largest group is made up of pupils from other White backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above average.

The school runs a daily breakfast club and after-school club. The early years is made up of Nursery and Reception classes. Children attend part time in the Nursery class and full time in the two Reception classes.

Children join Reception from a number of local pre-school providers. In 2015 the school met the government's floor standard, which is the minimum expectation for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The proportion of pupils who join or leave the school part-way through the year is much higher than average.

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