Paxcroft Primary School

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About Paxcroft Primary School

Name Paxcroft Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Louise Rhodes
Address Ashton Street, Trowbridge, BA14 7EB
Phone Number 01225762244
Phase Primary
Type Foundation school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 301 (53.6% boys 46.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.3
Local Authority Wiltshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and governors are ambitious for the school and provide determined leadership. This has led to significant improvements over the past year, ensuring that teaching is good and pupils achieve well.

Leaders regularly monitor teaching and its impact on the progress of different groups of pupils. They follow their checks with helpful advice and training for teachers to increase their effectiveness. Governors receive detailed reports from leaders about pupils' achievement and hold leaders to account with increasing rigour.

Sometimes, the information they receive is not evaluated sharply enough to enable them to have a clear overview of h...ow well the school is doing. Teachers have high expectations and plan learning that is both challenging and interesting. All groups of pupils, including the most able, make good progress.

Occasionally, some pupils find the work too difficult, especially in writing in key stage 1, and this slows progress. The curriculum is designed to be exciting and engaging. Pupils' learning is enriched by a wide variety of learning opportunities that promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills well.

The needs of disadvantaged pupils are well catered for, enabling them to make good and sometimes better progress than their peers. Pupils with special educational needs and/ or disabilities (SEND) make good progress because they receive effective, well-planned support. Children in the early years settle quickly and confidently into school routines.

They are taught well and make good progress. At times, teaching is not planned precisely enough to challenge the most able children to achieve as well as they might. Pupils behave well and feel safe in the school.

They are polite, friendly and proud of their school and their achievements. Parents and carers praise the work of the school, especially the care that staff provide to keep their children happy and secure.

Information about this school

This school is larger than the average-sized primary school.

Pupils are organised in 11 classes: two classes in Reception, one Year 1 class, and the others are mixed age (Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4, Years 5 and 6). The proportion of pupils with SEND is slightly above average and the proportion of disadvantaged pupils is broadly average. The school manages breakfast and after-school clubs each day.

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