|Name||Shipton Bellinger Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||3 Parkhouse Road, Shipton Bellinger, Tidworth, SP9 7TW|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||177 (43.5% boys 56.5% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.0|
|Percentage Free School Meals||2.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||12%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (04 June 2019)
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Information about this school
This is a smaller-than-average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well below the national average. The proportion of service children attending the school is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is higher than other schools nationally. The headteacher was appointed in September 2018. The school runs both a breakfast and after-school club, which are managed by the governing body.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school Shipton Bellinger Primary School is a good and rapidly improving school. The new headteacher provides strong leadership, ably supported by his deputy and the governing body. Leaders have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and a clear plan to ensure that recent improvements are embedded and developed further. The school has undergone a period of considerable staff turbulence over the past two years. However, the present headteacher has stabilised staffing and has built a team that is committed to building on the progress made since his appointment. Leaders work well with teachers to improve the quality of teaching. As a result, teaching is now typically good. Leaders recognise, however, that there are inconsistencies in teaching across the school, and are addressing this through coaching and regular monitoring. Most governors have been appointed since the last inspection. Governors are effective. They are actively involved in school life and hold leaders to account. Parents are very positive about the school. Nearly all recommend the school to others. In some classes, groups such as the most able pupils are not always stretched or challenged enough. Consequently, they do not always achieve their full potential. The introduction of new systems for monitoring pupils’ progress is having a positive effect on outcomes. Pupils are very well behaved in lessons and around the school. There are positive relationships between adults and pupils. Pupils feel safe. The changes made to improve the teaching of mathematics across the school are proving successful. Pupils are making stronger progress than in the past. However, in some year groups, pupils do not have sufficient opportunities to explain their reasoning and apply their mathematical skills. The school has a high proportion of children with parents in the armed forces. Their needs are met well. The developing curriculum is typically broad and balanced. It provides pupils with opportunities to learn across a range of subjects.