Sporle Church of England Primary Academy

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Sporle Church of England Primary Academy

Name Sporle Church of England Primary Academy
Website http://www.narvalleyfederation.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 26 September 2018
Address 82 the Street, Sporle, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 2DR
Phone Number 01760722393
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 69 (43% boys 57% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.6
Academy Sponsor The Diocese Of Norwich Education And Academies Trust
Local Authority Norfolk
Percentage Free School Meals 17.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.8%
Persisitent Absence 14.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 21.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school became part of the Diocese of Norwich Multi-Academy Trust in February 2016. The school is part of the Nar Federation of Schools with two other small primary schools. The school has a local governing body, which takes responsibility for governance across the federation. The school shares its headteacher and deputy headteacher with two other schools within the trust. The school is a much smaller school than is found on average nationally. The majority of pupils are of White British background. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals is similar to that found nationally. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above average. The proportion who are supported by an education, health and care plan, or statement of special educational needs, is below average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement The quality of teaching, while improving, has until recently been variable. Teachers have not provided sufficient support or challenge for some pupils in their classes. Pupils’ progress is uneven because teaching sometimes does not meet the needs of pupils in mixed-aged classes. Pupils’ outcomes for 2018 remain below those found nationally in writing in Year 2 and in reading and mathematics in Year 6. Pupils’ progress in Year 6 was also below that found nationally. Some curriculum subjects, such as geography and history, are not planned well enough to ensure that teachers can check pupils’ progress in all subjects. Teachers do not provide enough opportunities to develop pupils’ understanding of different faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Attendance is below that found nationally, and some pupils are absent too frequently. The school has the following strengths Leaders at all levels have worked successfully together to improve the ethos of the school. They have ensured that behaviour is now good and that pupils have more positive attitudes to learning. Leaders’ actions to improve teaching have ensured that pupils’ progress in reading, writing and mathematics, while not consistently good, is improving. Middle leaders know the strengths and weaknesses in their subjects, and they implement plans for improvement, which are proving effective. Support for disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities is strong, enabling most of these pupils to make good progress. Pupils’ spiritual, moral and social development is promoted well. The way staff care for pupils is a strength of the school. Parents have confidence in the school. Leaders have provided lots of information to parents so that they understand the changes that have taken place. Leaders provide a range of opportunities for parents to be involved in their child’s learning.