Moorfield Primary School


Name Moorfield Primary School
Website http://www.moorfieldprimaryschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 19 March 2014
Address Wellington Road, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7QU
Phone Number 01952386470
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 281 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.6
Local Authority Telford and Wrekin
Percentage Free School Meals 3.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

This is an above-average-sized primary school. Nearly all pupils are from White British homes. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, in local authority care or from a family with a parent in the armed forces) is below the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. There have been several staff changes over the past three years.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Pupils’ achievement throughout the school is outstanding. They make excellent progress in reading, writing and mathematics and reach high standards by the end of Year 6. They are very well prepared for secondary school. Leaders have managed changes of staff very effectively, sustaining an outstanding overall quality of teaching. Teachers show that they have high expectations by setting pupils very demanding tasks. They plan and teach lessons that pupils find very interesting. Marking provides pupils with very clear instructions about how they can make their work even better. Pupils say they are very happy and feel very safe in school. Their behaviour in class and around the school is exemplary. Pupils are very keen to learn and enjoy taking responsibility. Pupils have many opportunities to develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness. Leaders’ checks on the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement are frequent and rigorous. Their plans to improve the school and the training given to staff have been most successful. The school is very well placed to improve even further. The governing body provides a high level of challenge and support to the headteacher and staff. It makes sure that the school meets all legal requirements.