Pitmaston Primary School

Name Pitmaston Primary School
Website http://www.pitmaston.co.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Address Malvern Road, Worcester, WR2 4ZF
Phone Number 01905423710
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 618 (48.7% boys 51.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.0
Local Authority Worcestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 10.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.6%
Persistent Absence 6.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.3%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Pitmaston Primary is larger than the average-sized school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below average.

The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is below average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is below the national average.

There is a nursery which is run by the governors. A breakfast club is run for the pupils. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' progress in reading, writing and mathematics for pupils by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Pupils at Pitmaston Primary thrive in all aspects of their academic and personal, social and emotional development. The inspirational headteacher, ably supported by her leadership team, has secured significant improvements in all areas of school performance since her appointment. Leaders' high expectations and desire to ensure the best possible outcomes for all pupils permeate the whole school.

All staff share the leaders' vision. There is exceptional teaching across all year groups. Teachers are highly skilled, have a strong understanding of pupils' needs and plan to meet those needs.

As a result, all pupils are making at least good progress across the whole curriculum, especially the most able. The questioning skills of teachers and teaching assistants are a particular strength. All adults make a positive contribution to pupils' learning.

Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and disadvantaged pupils are supported extremely well. Consequently, they make good progress from their starting points. The curriculum is broad and balanced and provides a wide range of exciting and interesting learning experiences for pupils.

Homework supports pupils' learning very well. Children in the early years have a great start to school life. Passionate leadership, excellent teaching and stimulating learning environments enable children in the early years to make rapid progress.

Pupils' behaviour is impeccable. Pupils have a strong desire to learn and show great resilience when challenged. Pupils are confident and show a high level of respect towards one another and all adults.

There is a strong culture of safeguarding across the whole school. Everyone is vigilant about any potential risk to pupils. Pupils say that they feel very safe.

Governors have a detailed understanding of the school's performance. They have a varied set of skills and expertise which enables them to challenge and support leaders very effectively on all aspects of school improvement. Leaders provide high-quality support, challenge and professional development to improve the performance of all staff.

Leaders at all levels contribute to improving the school. Subject leaders know how well pupils are doing in different subject areas and provide support to teachers to improve their teaching. However, they recognise that they can do even more to further improve outcomes in their subject areas.