St Marychurch Church of England Primary and Nursery School

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About St Marychurch Church of England Primary and Nursery School


Name St Marychurch Church of England Primary and Nursery School
Website http://www.st-marychurch-primary.org.uk/
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Headteacher Mr Phillip Sidaway-Lee
Address Hartop Road, St Marychurch, Torquay, TQ1 4QH
Phone Number 01803329070
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 310 (49.7% boys 50.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.6
Academy Sponsor Exeter Diocesan Education Network (Eden)
Local Authority Torbay
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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Main findings

St Marychurch is a good school with a strong sense of the closely knit community that it serves so well.

There are several outstanding features, such as the high quality care, guidance and support provided by the staff and excellent clubs and visits that promote the pupils' exemplary contributions to learning and to school and community events. It is a very caring, inclusive school where all pupils achieve well in relation to their capabilities, both academically and personally. Under the very well-considered leadership of an experienced headteacher, and with a strengthened, team approach to management and governance, it is an improving school.

Crucially, the school's strengths are underpinne...d by the way that senior managers track pupils' progress and very effectively evaluate the impact of teaching and learning on pupils' achievements to bring about improvement. These developments have lifted pupils' attainment, especially their reading and mathematical skills. Positive improvements made in these areas since the last inspection show that the school now has an excellent capacity to sustain improvement into the future.

The school promotes good links with parents and carers, and outside agencies. These help to ensure that pupils behave well and feel confident, and that their welfare is fully safeguarded. Those pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities receive good support.

Over the past two terms, links have included a good partnership with the local authority attendance officer that has lifted attendance to a satisfactory level. A small number of pupils are still absent too often and not deriving full benefit from all that the school has to offer. .

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Excellent provision in Nursery and Reception classes gives children an outstanding start and lays the foundation for the school's happy, caring ethos. ..

Good progress, particularly in developing self-confidence and a love of school, continues throughout the remainder of the school so that attainment is above average by the end of Year 6. This represents good achievement, equally for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, pupils with more ability and those joining from other schools. Such positive outcomes reflect the good quality of teaching and academic guidance through the school and the pupils' strong contributions to learning.

Staff are particularly successful in extending pupils' speaking and listening and reading skills and provide very helpful oral guidance to pupils. However, the consistency of teachers' written marking and their involvement of pupils in self-evaluating their own work are not established with equal effectiveness across the school. Consequently, some pupils do not always develop their basic writing and numeracy skills well enough.

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Information about the school

This is an above-average-sized nursery and primary school. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage.

The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities is above average and includes a much higher than average proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs. Most needs are related to speech, language and specific learning difficulties. The proportion of pupils who join or leave the school other than at the usual times is above that normally expected.

Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in a Nursery class and two Reception classes. A privately run after-school club operates on the school site and shares some of the school's facilities. The school holds several awards and has achieved Artsmark Bronze and Healthy Schools Plus awards this year.

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