Shipston-on-Stour Primary School

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Shipston-on-Stour Primary School

Name Shipston-on-Stour 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 16 April 2013
Address Station Road, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4BT
Phone Number 01608661266
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 386 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.9
Academy Sponsor The Stour Federation
Local Authority Warwickshire
Percentage Free School Meals 12.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.3%
Persisitent Absence 3.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The very large majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is broadly average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after and those from service families) is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the national minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. Almost half the teaching staff have changed since the previous inspection. The school is in a federation with Acorns Primary School. The two schools share the same governing body and the executive headteacher leads both schools. An associate headteacher is responsible for the school when the executive headteacher is at the other site.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress across the school. From low starting points on entry to Reception, they reach average standards in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Lessons are well structured with a good balance between the teacher’s input and opportunities for pupils to work by themselves or in groups. Teachers have good subject knowledge and they plan lessons with activities for pupils at different levels so they are not too easy or too hard. There are positive relationships between pupils and teachers in lessons. Pupils regularly behave well in lessons and around the school. Pupils are given a wide range of responsibilities which they take very seriously. Pupils say they feel safe in school and all the parents responding to the online survey agree. School leaders, including governors, have ensured that good standards of teaching and pupils’ achievement have been maintained over time. Senior leaders know the school well and aware of its strengths and areas for development. The range of additional opportunities offered to pupils, from developing high-level skills in the use of information and communication technology to visits and different events, gives pupils a rich experience in school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching. Teachers do not always have high enough expectations of what pupils can do and their questioning does not always extend learning fully. In the process of monitoring teaching, leaders do not always make steps for improvement clear enough so that they can be followed up in later observations.