St Peter’s CofE Academy

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Name St Peter’s CofE Academy
Website http://www.st-peters.wilts.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Lord’s Mead, Chippenham, SN14 0LL
Phone Number 01249653537
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 181 (49.7% boys 50.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.0
Academy Sponsor Diocese Of Bristol Academies Trust
Local Authority Wiltshire
Percentage Free School Meals 11.60%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.6%
Persistent Absence 6%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.7%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Children enter the school with knowledge and skills that are close to being in line with the levels expected for their age although they are below for a minority. They make good progress and leave in Year 6 at a level above the national average.

A large proportion of pupils leave the school having achieved the higher levels in their Year 6 assessments. Support for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is good. Teaching is good.

The wide curriculum and interesting activities planned by teachers keep pupils engaged and keen to work. Strong pastoral care ensures that pupils whose circumstances make them vulnerable are well... supported both with their learning and socially. Pupils behave well and feel safe.

The overwhelming majority of parents and carers agree. School leaders are committed to achieving the best outcomes for all pupils. They have a good understanding of current achievement and teaching and what needs to be done to make the school even better.

The school is supported by a strong, effective governing body which has developed a clear strategic direction for the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet outstanding. Pupils are not given sufficient opportunities to learn how to work by themselves.

Middle leaders are not yet fully involved in improving teaching and learning in their specialist areas.

Information about this school

St Peter's is slightly larger than the average sized primary school. A very large majority of pupils come from a White British background; the small minority who do not, come from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds.

The proportion of pupils receiving the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, for children in the care of the local authority and those from families in the armed services, is low. There are very few pupils who are in care (and none in Year 6 in 2012) or from service families. The proportion of pupils who are disabled or have special educational needs and are receiving support at school action is below average.

The proportion at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is high; many of this group are on the autistic spectrum. The majority of children entering the Early Years Foundation Stage have attended a nursery or other pre-school setting which are not part of the school's provision. The school meets the government's floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.