Seagrave Village Primary School

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Seagrave Village Primary School

Name Seagrave Village Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 21 June 2012
Address Green Lane, Seagrave, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 7LU
Phone Number 01509812486
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 96 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.0
Academy Sponsor Bradgate Education Partnership
Local Authority Leicestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 7.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.3%
Persisitent Absence 4.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 18.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the school

The school is a much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, including those supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs, is average. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals is below average. Pupils are taught in four mixed-aged classes. The acting headteacher is due to become the substantive headteacher in September 2012. The school meets the government’s current floor standards. It has recently gained Healthy Schools status as well as the International Schools and Activemark awards.

Key findings

This is a good school. The very positive views of parents and carers were summed up well by one who commented, ‘This is a happy school where children flourish in all areas of their development.’ The school is not yet outstanding because not all pupils make the same rapid progress in writing as they do in other subjects. By the end of Key Stage 2, pupils’ attainment is above average in English and mathematics. This represents good progress from their starting points. Particular strengths are in their speaking, reading and number skills which put them two terms ahead of pupils nationally. In writing, while progress is satisfactory, it is restricted by few opportunities to write long pieces of work and acceptance of some careless writing in subjects other than English. Teaching and learning are good. Teachers make learning fun by imaginative use of technology and ensuring a brisk pace to lessons. While most pupils find the work challenging, those who are more-able sometimes find it too easy and say they have to wait for the others to catch up. Pupils’ good behaviour is an important reason for their successes. The high expectations of all staff and their consistent response to any unacceptable behaviour make this a school where all feel safe. Leadership and management are good. The acting headteacher leads well and is highly respected by all members of the school community. She has quickly gained an accurate awareness of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and works closely with the staff to manage their performance and make improvements. The good systems for evaluating the quality of teaching are valued by teachers and provide good guidance on how they can improve. The good provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development helps make them to become responsible, caring citizens.