|Name||Orsett Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good
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.
|Inspection Date||21 November 2012|
|Address||School Lane, Orsett, Grays, Essex, RM16 3JR|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||206 (54% boys 46% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.0|
|Academy Sponsor||The Diocese Of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||5.6%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||7.8%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||9.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is an average–sized primary school. A low proportion of pupils are known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and looked after children). The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported at school action is above the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is low. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage but the rest are from a wide range of minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion learning English as an additional language is below the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectation for pupils’ attainment and progress. A subject survey by Ofsted in November 2011 judged that provision for design and technology was satisfactory. The headteacher was appointed in September 2010.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Governors and school leaders have a very clear vision and work relentlessly to improve the school. As a result, pupils make rapid progress and achieve well. The quality of teaching is consistently good. Teachers provide interesting lessons and train pupils to be responsible in their learning, particularly in checking their own work and that of their classmates. School leaders ensure that parents and carers are involved in their children’s education. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly pleased with what has been achieved in the past two years since the current headteacher was appointed. The process by which school leaders develop and check how well teachers make progress in their work is exemplary. This drives the improvement in teaching. Pupils enjoy learning and are keen to improve because they are able to choose some of the topics they study. Pupils’ behaviour across the school is excellent. They are polite, mature and feel safe and happy in school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although teaching is consistently good, it is not yet outstanding. Teachers do not always provide inspirational teaching. Pupils do not make exceptional progress in all lessons or have opportunities to become independent in their learning.