Sharnbrook Primary


Name Sharnbrook Primary
Website http://www.sharnbrookprimary.beds.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
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 09 January 2008
Address High Street, Sharnbrook, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 1PF
Phone Number 01234781328
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 245 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.5
Academy Sponsor Sharnbrook Primary
Local Authority Bedford
Percentage Free School Meals 5.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9%
Persisitent Absence 2.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

This is a smaller than average lower school. It serves the villages of Sharnbrook and the surrounding area of North Bedfordshire. Most pupils are from socially advantaged backgrounds and a below average proportion are entitled to free school meals. Of the small number of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds, very few speak English as an additional language. The number of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is below average overall but high in some year groups. Attainment on entry to the school varies from year to year. Recent year groups have had skills broadly in line with those typically found. The school has been awarded a Basic Skills Quality mark, a School Achievement Award and an Activemark Award. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate