Loughborough Church of England Primary School

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Loughborough Church of England Primary School


Name Loughborough Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.loughborough-primary.co.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address William Street, Loughborough, LE11 3BY
Phone Number 01509263430
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 205 (50.2% boys 49.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.1
Academy Sponsor Loughborough Church Of England Primary School
Local Authority Leicestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 18.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 17.6%
Persistent Absence 11.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.7%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Under the very effective guidance and leadership of a compassionate headteacher, the school has improved much since its last inspection in April 2010.

Good teaching enables the pupils to make good progress. It is particularly rapid in Year 6, where teaching is outstanding. Staff are dedicated to the pupils' care while improving their academic attainment, which is rising in Key Stages 1 and 2.

Leaders maintain a good oversight of teaching, and this has contributed to big improvements in teaching and learning. The assistant headteachers and governors provide good support in moving the school forward. The school and its staff have been prep...ared to accept advice from the local authority and have benefited from this.

Pupils behave well and have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe. The school educates the whole child. It is strongly committed to promoting values, responsibility and concern for others.

The school contributes well to pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some aspects of teaching are not yet consistently good across different age groups, such as the work of teaching assistants, the way pupils' letter formation is corrected, and the way children learn through physical activities. Teachers' marking does not always show pupils clearly how to improve their work, and teachers do not adapt the targets they set for individual pupils so that they know what they must do to get to the next level in their work.

Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school with seven classes. Children begin the Reception class in the September before their fifth birthday. Almost all children have previously attended some form of pre-school provision.

The school currently supports a below-average proportion of its pupils at school action, and also at school action plus or through a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of the pupils from ethnic minority groups is around the national average, and a small proportion of these pupils speak English as an additional language. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium, which is extra government funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, pupils in the care of the local authority and those from families with a parent in the armed forces, is slightly lower than the national average. The school draws its pupils from a wide area of Loughborough and also from surrounding villages. Two teachers share the teaching of the Early Years Foundation Stage class.