Reydon Primary School

Name Reydon Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 22 February 2018
Address Jermyns Road, Reydon, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6QB
Phone Number 01502723084
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 188 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Academy Sponsor The Active Learning Trust Limited
Local Authority Suffolk
Percentage Free School Meals 15.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.6%
Persisitent Absence 9.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Reydon Primary School became an academy in 2015 and is now part of the Active Learning Trust. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is below the national average, as is the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who receive SEN support, or who have a statement of special education needs or an education, health and care plan, is in line with the national average. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of key stage 2.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since joining the Active Learning Trust, the school’s newly appointed leaders have brought about improvements to the quality of the education that pupils receive. Consequently, the standard of pupils’ work has improved. Teachers have an accurate understanding of how well their pupils are doing because leaders have introduced rigorous assessment systems. This means that teachers can quickly provide extra help for pupils that need it. Leaders and governors challenge staff to have high expectations of all pupils. As a consequence, pupils make good progress throughout the school. Pupils’ good behaviour in lessons means that they can benefit from the good teaching that they receive. Teachers use this productive learning environment to question and challenge pupils effectively. Teachers and support assistants benefit from effective training that helps them to challenge pupils to make good progress. Disadvantaged pupils respond well to their teachers’ high expectations. Consequently, they make similar academic progress to other pupils. Pupils behave well around the school. They treat adults and other pupils with respect. They enjoy coming to school and take a pride in what they achieve. Work in pupils’ books challenges pupils to do well, but not all pupils are able to respond quickly to these challenges and they sometimes continue to make mistakes. The school has a broad and balanced curriculum, but the way that some subjects are managed does not match the strong management of English, mathematics and science. Leaders have been appointed to other subjects but have not yet had a sufficiently positive impact.