St Giles’ CofE Primary School

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About St Giles’ CofE Primary School

Name St Giles’ CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Mark Pipe
Address Blanche Lane, South Mimms, Potters Bar, EN6 3PE
Phone Number 01707642170
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 81
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Pupils in all year groups make good progress in a range of subjects, including English and mathematics.

Teaching has improved significantly in the last year. It is now consistently good and some of it is outstanding. The assessment of pupils' work is accurate.

Leadership across the school is effective. It has successfully focused on improving the quality of teaching and outcomes for pupils. Pupils behave well in classes and around the school.

They are polite and welcoming and enjoy their time at school. Governance is much stronger than at the previous inspection. It is well organised and provides effective challenge and support f...or school leaders.

Good teaching and assessment in the early years promotes effective learning. Pupils say that they feel safe and well cared for at school. Their parents agree with this.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : The quality of learning in all of the subjects of the national curriculum varies between classes. Teaching is improving but is not yet outstanding. Some pupils are distracted when they learn phonics (letters and the sounds that they make) because groups doing different activities are too close together.

Despite overall attendance having improved to match the national average for primary schools, some pupils are not attending regularly enough.

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. A below-average proportion of pupils are from minority ethnic groups, or who speak English as an additional language.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported through the pupil premium grant is below average. The pupil premium is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children looked after. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is above average.

The school's website meets requirements with regard to the information that it provides. The school met the current government floor targets in 2015. These express the minimum expectations for what pupils should achieve by the end of their time in the school.

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