Maple Tree Primary School

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About Maple Tree Primary School

Name Maple Tree Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Executive Head Mrs Cath Bainbridge
Address Hawk Drive, Sandy, SG19 2WA
Phone Number 01767699806
Phase Primary
Type Foundation school
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 247
Local Authority Central Bedfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

The headteacher and the governing body are ambitious for the school and have worked well together to raise pupils' standards of attainment and progress. The quality of teaching has improved since the last inspection. Teaching is carefully planned so that all pupils are appropriately supported and challenged.

Pupils make good progress in mathematics, reading and writing. Pupils feel safe in school. Parents are very positive about the school's excellent approach to the care and support of their children.

The school encourages its pupils to read widely and often. The well-stocked library and easy access to books in classrooms help foster their love of reading. Pupils have very positive attitudes to learning.

They behave very well around the school and in class and this contributes significantly to their good achievement. The school helps pupils to understand how to look after their school and each other very well. This is reflected in the positive and friendly atmosphere around the school.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough of the teaching is yet outstanding. Attendance is only broadly in line with national averages. In their marking of pupils' work, teachers' guidance is not always specific enough to enable pupils to improve their work effectively.

Information about this school

The school is broadly similar in size to the average primary school. The large majority of pupils come from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives pupil premium funding is well below the national average.

This is additional government funding for particular groups and in this school includes pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly in line with national averages. The proportion of pupils supported by school action is below the national average.

Due to the number of children in each year group some pupils work in mixed year classes. The school runs a breakfast club and an afternoon club for its pupils. The school works within a local Trust which includes an upper school, a middle school and six lower schools.

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