Medina Primary School

Name Medina Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Medina Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3NH
Phone Number 02392375475
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 205 (45.4% boys 54.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.8
Local Authority Portsmouth
Percentage Free School Meals 34.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.3%
Persistent Absence 7.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (09 July 2019)
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Information about this school

Medina Primary School is a smaller-than-average, one-form-entry primary school. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged is well above the national average. The school has a higher-than-average proportion of pupils with SEND. The early years does not have a Nursery. There is a daily breakfast club for pupils which is led and managed by the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Senior leaders are determined to provide all pupils with the best possible start to their education. Along with other staff, senior leaders deliver their ambitious vision effectively. Consequently, pupils benefit from a good-quality learning experience. Teaching is consistently good across the school. Teachers use questioning skilfully to develop the knowledge and understanding of most pupils well. Most pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, make good progress from their typically low starting points. Nevertheless, across the school, some of the most able pupils do not make the strong progress they are capable of. Pupils make good progress in mathematics, particularly the older pupils. Current pupils across the school are making good progress in reading. Typically, pupils do not make as much progress in their writing as they do in reading and mathematics. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make strong progress from their low starting points. Pupils love their school. They attend regularly and enjoy the wide variety of enriching opportunities provided. Pupils are extremely well prepared to be caring, considerate citizens in modern Britain. Leaders promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development successfully, weaving it through the curriculum and the school’s daily life. Staff care deeply about pupils’ well-being, using robust systems to help keep them safe. Support for pupils and families, when needed, is thoughtful and comprehensive. Pupils behave well. Responding well to the school’s strongly inclusive ethos, pupils show respect and understanding for one another’s differences. Governors know and understand the school well. They challenge leaders effectively about the difference their actions make to pupils’ experience and learning. As a result, standards of teaching, learning and care for pupils are consistently high. Children in the early years are happy and confident learners. They enjoy their learning in their stimulating environment.