|Name||Pinhoe Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||12 February 2013|
|Address||Harrington Lane, Pinhoe, Exeter, Devon, EX4 8PE|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||421 (48% boys 52% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||19.6|
|Percentage Free School Meals||10.7%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||3.5%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||18.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Pinhoe Church of England VA Primary is a larger than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding for looked-after children, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those from service families) is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is well-above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also well-above average. The school does not use any alternative provision for its pupils (lessons that take place regularly away from school). The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Children join Reception with skills below the levels expected for their age and leave Year 6 with average attainment. This represents good achievement. Progress is good and rising because teaching is improving and this is raising achievement levels. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make good progress because of very well-planned support. Teaching is good. Teachers usually make learning lively and fun and check carefully on pupils’ learning. Marking in books gives excellent advice to pupils about how to improve their work. Behaviour is good. Pupils are keen to learn and warm relationships with fellow pupils and adults promote a positive atmosphere. Pupils understand how to stay safe. Leaders and managers are ambitious and well organised, so the school is quickly improving. Good checks on pupils’ progress and thorough planning help raise achievement and improve teaching. Staff share a commitment to school improvement and a dedication to its values. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Occasionally teaching does not capture pupils’ enthusiasm, especially in Key Stage 1, so the pace of learning in some lessons is too slow. Boys’ achievement remains lower than that of girls. At times, learning does not make sufficient demands on some groups of pupils.