Stapleford Abbotts Primary School

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Stapleford Abbotts Primary School

Name Stapleford Abbotts Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
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Address Stapleford Road, Stapleford Abbotts, Romford, RM4 1EJ
Phone Number 01708688207
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 142 (57.7% boys 42.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.0
Academy Sponsor The Kemnal Academies Trust
Local Authority Essex
Percentage Free School Meals 23.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3%
Persisitent Absence 27.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection
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Information about this school

The school is smaller than an average-sized primary school. A lower than average proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, the extra funding provided by the government to support children in care, those who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children from service families. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported at school action is below the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above the national average. There are very few pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds or who speak English as an additional language. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. There is no alternative provision linked to the school. The pre-school which is on the same site as the school, is managed by the governors and was not inspected. The school works closely with it, to ensure continuity for the children of the local community.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils’ attainment over time has been above average in mathematics and in line with the national average in English. Progress is now more rapid and attainment is rising. Teaching is consistently good, with some that is outstanding. As a result, most pupils are making good progress across the school. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs and pupils in receipt of the pupil premium make good progress. Teachers are skilled at checking pupils’ learning in lessons and providing verbal feedback on how to improve their work. Pupils have a good understanding of other cultures and are actively involved in their community. They behave well in lessons and around the school. Pupils feel safe in school and are confident and respectful towards each other and adults. The headteacher and governors lead the school well. Leadership is effective and has ensured that both teaching and achievement have improved since the last inspection. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although teaching is good, it is not outstanding across the whole school. Teachers do not expect sufficiently rapid progress in Key Stage 1, which results in some pupils not being challenged enough in their learning. Teachers’ marking is not always detailed enough in identifying what pupils need to do independently to improve their progress.