|Name||St Dunstan’s Cheam CofE Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||15 May 2013|
|Address||Anne Boleyn’s Walk, Cheam, Sutton, Surrey, SM3 8DF|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||467 (41% boys 59% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.7|
|Percentage Free School Meals||7%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||20.3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||12%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a larger than average primary school. Pupils come from a range of ethnic groups, but pupils from a White British background form the overwhelming majority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special education needs at school action is below average, as is the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils known to be entitled to additional support from through funding provided by the pupil premium is below average. This is government funding that schools receive for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, those who are in local authority care and the children of military personnel. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment. The school provides a varied range of clubs, including sporting activities, singing, music lessons and chess, photography and subject support.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Although pupils make good progress in English and mathematics, this has not recently been at the highest level, but is now improving. Teaching is good. Lessons are well planned and delivered to support pupils’ learning. Resources and the school environment encourage effective pupil engagement. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. They are always well behaved, caring and supportive of each other. They are ready to be fully involved in their learning. Pupils feel very safe and well cared for at school. The school is very caring, welcoming and has a strong sense of community. This is fully supported by its very strong Christian ethos. The opportunities for pupils’ personal development are a great strength of the school. Its religious nature provides very clear spiritual and moral guidance and support. Disabled pupils and those with special education needs make good progress. Their needs are very carefully identified and monitored. They are well supported in their learning. Governors clearly understand what the school is doing well and where improvement is needed. They provide a very appropriate level of support and challenge and have undertaken a wide range of training to support their roles. The school is very well led and managed at all levels. The headteacher and senior leaders have clear systems in place to monitor the school’s work. Middle leaders are well supported in developing and carry out their responsibilities. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all groups of pupils are making consistently outstanding progress. Not all pupils are making outstanding progress. The practice in the best lessons of ensuring that work is planned to meet the needs of the highest ability pupils needs to be consistent in all lessons and allow all work to be fully completed.