Riseley CofE Primary School

Name Riseley CofE Primary School
Website http://www.riseleyschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 30 March 2017
Address High Street, Riseley, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 1DR
Phone Number 01234708218
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 220 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.4
Local Authority Bedford
Percentage Free School Meals 3.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.9%
Persisitent Absence 3.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is in the process of extending its age range to become a full primary school. It currently takes pupils from Reception to Year 4, and also has a Nursery class. From September 2017, the school will include classes for pupils in Year 5 and Year 6. The school is due to relocate to a new site, to accommodate the extended aged range, in August 2017.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and governors have ensured that this is a good school, where pupils behave well and make good progress. Staff work collaboratively together in the best interests of pupils. There is a shared sense of pride in the school and commitment to its continued improvement. Relationships between staff and pupils are strong. Teachers know pupils well and plan effectively to meet their individual needs. Pupils behave very well, both in their classrooms and during less structured parts of the day. They know and follow the school’s rules consistently. Parents are very positive about the school. The vast majority of parents would recommend the school to others. Pupils feel safe at school and they that said bullying is rare. They have great faith that staff will quickly sort issues out when they arise. Pupils make good progress in a wide range of subjects from their individual starting points. The early years classes provide children with a good start to their education. The provision is led and managed well. Children benefit from the attractive environment and from teaching that is well tailored to the needs of young children. Governors are not fully effective in holding the school’s leaders to account. They do not place sufficient emphasis on checking that outcomes for pupils remain good. The school’s approach to assessment is not fully developed.