Probus Primary School

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About Probus Primary School

Name Probus Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Angela Praed
Address Ladock Road, Probus, Truro, TR2 4LE
Phone Number 01726882647
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 207
Local Authority Cornwall
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school School leaders and trust directors set high expectations of pupils and staff.

They have addressed recent instability in staffing well. Leaders have established a curriculum that inspires pupils to learn and make progress in a wide variety of subjects. Senior leaders have accessed high-quality training to ensure that subject leadership is secure in English and improving strongly in mathematics.

Senior and subject leaders are improving the quality of teaching securely and rapidly. Teaching is now consistently effective in almost all year groups. Effective provision in the early years foundation stage ensures that children are prepared well ...for Year 1.

Teaching in key stage 1 successfully promotes equally strong outcomes for pupils across all subjects. Pupils achieve average outcomes in the Year 1 national phonics screening check. By the end of Year 2, they achieve above-average standards in reading.

In key stage 2, teaching has secured high standards in writing over time. Most pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), are now also making strong progress in reading and mathematics. Most of the disadvantaged pupils are making strong progress in writing and mathematics.

However, some are not reading regularly enough to develop good comprehension skills. The most able pupils are making good progress in reading and writing. They are not yet making strong progress in mathematics consistently across all year groups.

Pupils are eager to learn and they take great pride in the presentation of their work. They behave well and are exceptionally considerate of others. Safeguarding is effective.

Leaders have created a culture of vigilance with regard to safeguarding children. Most parents and carers would recommend the school to others. However, some parents are concerned about the number of changes in class teachers their children have experienced recently.

Information about this school

Probus Primary School became a member of the Aspire Academy Trust in September 2016. The trust's board of directors holds the school to account. It is facilitated by a hub council.

The school is part of a hub of five schools in the Truro area. One of these schools is a teaching school providing training for leaders and teachers. The previous headteacher is now an executive principal of this and another trust school.

She fulfils the role of headteacher at the school on two days a week, sharing the post with the part-time headteacher. The school is average in size. Children in the early years foundation stage are taught full time in a Reception class.

The on-site pre-school is managed by the board of directors and is inspected separately. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is below average. The proportion of pupils with SEND who are supported by the school is above average.

The proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan is average. Most pupils are of a White British background. Very few pupils speak English as an additional language.

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