St Michael’s CofE Aided Primary

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About St Michael’s CofE Aided Primary

Name St Michael’s CofE Aided Primary
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Judith Arkwright
Address Back Lane, Aldbourne, Marlborough, SN8 2BP
Phone Number 01672540434
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 202 (50.3% boys 49.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.0
Local Authority Wiltshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Pupils make rapid and sustained progress throughout their time at school because of the excellent teaching they receive. Leaders, including governors, have created a culture in which staff are committed fully to driving up standards and supporting the development of the 'whole child'.

They do their utmost to ensure that every child achieves their potential. Provision and the quality of teaching in the early years are excellent. As a result, children achieve high standards and are prepared exceptionally well for the next stage of their education.

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and those who are disadvant...aged, make very strong progress because of the excellent support they receive. The school provides a rich, broad diet of experiences both within and outside the curriculum. This enables pupils to develop the skills and knowledge that will help them move confidently into each new phase of their education.

Teachers know their pupils extremely well and plan expertly to meet their different needs. Pupils love learning because teachers are very effective at making learning fun. This encourages pupils to be curious and to value education.

Pupils' behaviour is exemplary. They are highly supportive of each other, and respectfully courteous to staff and visitors. The most able pupils make excellent progress and achieve high standards of attainment because : they are challenged to do so.

The high-quality work which the school undertakes with a local group of partner schools is having a very positive impact upon the development of teachers' practice. Parents, staff and pupils are overwhelmingly positive about the school.

Information about this school

St Michael's Church of England Aided Primary School is a smaller than the average-sized primary school.

The headteacher has been in post for three years and has worked at the school for a number of years in other roles. The school receives external support from a school improvement adviser contracted to the local authority and a group of local partner schools known as GRAP (Great Bedwyn, Ramsbury, Aldbourne and Preshute). The majority of pupils are from a White British background.

The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding to support pupils who are eligible for free school meals and those who are in the care of the local authority) is below average. The proportion of girls in the school is above the national average. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities requiring support is below average.

The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities who have a statement of special educational needs or education, health and care plan is well above average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

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