St Mary’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Burnham-on-Crouch

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St Mary’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Burnham-on-Crouch


Name St Mary’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Burnham-on-Crouch
Website http://www.stmarysschoolburnham.org.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Address Marsh Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8LZ
Phone Number 01621782626
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 209 (55.5% boys 44.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.8
Local Authority Essex
Percentage Free School Meals 15.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.4%
Persistent Absence 7.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.1%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is broadly in line with the national average.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils eligible for pupil premium funding is lower than for most schools. Most of the pupils are of White British heritage. There are seven classes, including a Reception class which children attend full time.

The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school provides a breakfast club for its pupils. Since the previous inspection, there have been considerable staff changes.

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Effective leadership has ensured a team of staff who have improved the quality of education since the previous inspection. The vast majority of teaching is good and so pupils make good progress across the school.

Teachers’ feedback helps pupils to improve their work. They have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. Governors are well informed and challenge leaders appropriately to improve outcomes for all pupils.

Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities in key stage 2 make similar progress to their peers because they get the help they need. Pupils understand British values and spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues very well. They are confident and ready to progress to the next stage of education by the end of Year 6.

Pupils are well behaved and support each other to learn. They are polite, and enthusiastic about their school. Pupils feel safe.

Adults provide strong care, guidance and support throughout the school. Children in the early years are happy and positive about learning. They make good progress and are prepared well for Year 1.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : Checks on pupils’ work do not always pick up gaps in learning. As a result, a few pupils do not progress as quickly as they could. Pupils do not get enough opportunities to improve their basic skills in subjects other than English and mathematics.