This is a good school The school's Christian ethos and the vision of senior leaders underpin all of the school's work. Pupils' well-being is of prime importance and they learn in a genuinely caring and supportive atmosphere.
Staff are fully supportive of the leaders' improvement agenda. As a result, areas identified at the last inspection have improved, including in the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, governance and the early years. Consequently, pupils are making strong progress.
Leaders have developed an exciting curriculum that contributes significantly to pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their enjoyment of school ...life. Pupils make particularly strong progress in art as a result of highly effective teaching by skilled staff. Leaders and governors accurately evaluate the strengths and priorities for the school.
They take the right actions to bring about improvement. Leaders have successfully overcome difficult challenges caused by significant changes in staffing. Pupils have developed a love of reading.
High-quality teaching ensures that by the end of key stage 2, pupils' attainment in reading is above average. As a result of effective teaching, most pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, make strong progress. However, learning for a few of the most able pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is not always as productive as for others.
This hinders their progress. Leaders have established successful strategies to improve the attainment of pupils. An increasing proportion of pupils are reaching the higher standards in mathematics and reading.
Fewer pupils reach similar high standards in writing. Parents value highly the level of care provided for their children. Leaders have worked hard with families to improve pupils' attendance.
The school recognises the need to provide more opportunities for parents and carers to be even more involved in their children's learning. Pupils behave well and have positive attitudes to learning. They respect and listen to one another, and work well together.
The early years is well led. Children are confident and happy. They receive high-quality care and they make strong progress.
Assessment information is not always precise enough to ensure that activities meet the specific needs of children.
Information about this school
St Michael and All Angels is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The school is a member of the Corpus Christi Federation of three schools.
The federation shares an executive headteacher, middle leadership team and a governing body. The large majority of pupils are of White British or Other White background. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average.
The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium funding is higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is higher than that seen nationally. An average proportion of these pupils have an education, health and care plan.
An increasing number of pupils join classes during the school year. The school provides full-time places for children in the Reception class. There is no nursery provision.
Children in three of the five classes are taught in mixed-age groups. Since the previous inspection, there have been significant changes to the staffing of the school. There is one newly qualified teacher and one teacher has recently joined the school.