Randwick Church of England Primary School

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Randwick Church of England Primary School

Name Randwick Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.randwickschool.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 20 May 2014
Address The Lane, Randwick, Stroud, GL6 6HL
Phone Number 01453762773
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 87 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.4
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 6.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.7%
Persisitent Absence 4.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

Randwick Church of England Primary School is a small primary school. Pupils are grouped into three classes, one for Reception and Years 1 and 2, and one each for Years 3 and 4 and for Years 5 and 6. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority) is well below average, and there were no eligible Year 6 pupils when they sat national tests in 2013. Almost all pupils are from White British backgrounds. There are a few pupils from minority ethnic groups but all of these speak English as their first language although some have other languages as well. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with statements of special educational needs is also below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The headteacher left in December 2013 and the school is currently being run by an acting headteacher who is the deputy headteacher. A new headteacher has been appointed for September 2014.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The school has made very good progress since the previous inspection. Pupils make excellent progress through the school and leave having reached high standards in reading, writing and mathematics. Standards in reading are particularly high and pupils read widely and enthusiastically. Pupils make particularly rapid progress in reading and mathematics and a high proportion make better than expected progress in these subjects in all year groups. The quality of teaching is outstanding and is the key reason for pupils’ outstanding progress. Teachers are particularly good at planning for the range of ages and abilities in their classes and ensuring that all are provided with good levels of challenge. Skilled teaching assistants play a key role in aiding pupils to progress, particularly, but not exclusively, for those who find learning more difficult. Pupils work enthusiastically and young pupils sustain concentration for long periods. Pupils’ behaviour around the school is excellent. They are considerate and sensitive to the needs of others. The school’s systems for keeping pupils safe are extremely rigorous and pupils and their parents say they feel very safe. There has been no slowing of the rate of progress in the school in the period between headteachers. There is a strong staff team and the acting headteacher has built very well on developments. Governors support the school’s leaders exceptionally well. They offer a good range of expertise and have extremely good knowledge of the school’s strengths and areas for development. The quality of teaching is under constant scrutiny to ensure improvements are sustained.