Radley Church of England Primary School

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About Radley Church of England Primary School

Name Radley Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.radleyprimary.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Claire Thomas
Address Church Road, Radley, Abingdon, OX14 3QF
Phone Number 01235520814
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 150
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. After a period of staffing difficulties, the headteacher and governors have established stability which has led to good and rapidly improving pupil achievement, particularly in the early years.

Pupils make good progress and reach standards above those nationally in reading and writing. Most teachers use their knowledge of what classes can already do to set work which stretches pupils of all abilities. Exciting topics motivate pupils to do their best most of the time.

Pupils' good behaviour and attitudes to work support their achievement well. They show respect to adults and pupils, and are well mannered and courteous. Warm and friendly r...elationships between staff and pupils ensure that pupils feel safe and know how to ask for help if they need it.

They are very proud of their school and community. Parents and carers regularly have the opportunity to work alongside their children in school. They are very happy with the work of the school.

Teaching and learning continue to improve in school because leaders monitor pupils' progress and the quality of teaching carefully. They use their findings to plan development and training activities. Governors use finances to support improvement across the school, using their understanding of pupils' achievement information to identify key areas.

They hold the school to account for the progress pupils make. In the early years, children make good progress because teachers use their assessment of what they know to offer a wide range of exciting experiences. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all teachers use their understanding of what pupils already know to plan appropriately challenging learning activities for pupils of all abilities throughout the day.

There is not yet a consistency in questioning, marking and feedback to enable pupils to know how to improve their work in all subjects.

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Years 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6 are taught in mixed-age classes.

Children attend full time in the Reception class and part time in the Nursery. Most pupils are White British and very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for support from the pupil premium is well below average.

This funding is extra financial support from the government for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or who are in the care of the local authority. Currently, a very small number of pupils are supported by this funding. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is below average.

The school received SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection in November 2014. The school meets the government's current floor targets, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress by the end of Year 6. There has been considerable staffing turbulence in the last two years.

The headteacher joined the school in September 2013. There is a temporary teacher covering a family leave in Years 3 and 4, and a new teacher joined Years 5 and 6 in January 2015. An acting deputy headteacher was appointed in November 2014.

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