Stoke Row CofE Primary School


Name Stoke Row CofE Primary School
Website http://www.stoke-row-school.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 26 November 2014
Address School Lane, Nr. Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 5QS
Phone Number 01491680720
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 89 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.2
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 1.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.1%
Persisitent Absence 11.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Stoke Row Church of England School is a much smaller than average primary school, with only four classes. Most pupils are White British and speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils eligible for additional funding is well below the national average. This funding is provided for children in the care of the local authority and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils who are disabled or have special educational needs is slightly below average. All the children in the Early Years Foundation Stage attend full time. The school meets the current government floor standards for pupils’ achievement. There have been a number of changes of leadership since the previous inspection. Following three years with two different executive headteachers, the school is now run by a substantive headteacher, who took up the role in January this year. This term the school completed a building project of two classrooms, which are now used by the Reception class and Years 1 and 2.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The newly appointed headteacher has brought an increased rigour to the school and is ambitious for each pupil. She has stabilised the school after a period of change in senior leadership. Achievement is good. Attainment at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 is above average in reading, writing and mathematics. Achievement in writing has improved and is now in line with that seen in reading and mathematics. The majority of children in the early years achieve a good level of development and make good progress. They are well equipped for their move to Year 1. Pupils are taught well; teachers and teaching assistants match activities well to pupils’ individual needs. The headteacher’s regular checks on teaching are helping new teachers and those who are new to their role to improve rapidly. Pupils have positive attitudes to learning and behave well in lessons. Pupils value their school highly and feel lucky to be part of such a close-knit community, where all pupils look after and play with each other. Procedures to ensure they are kept safe are good. The curriculum engages pupils and equips them with the skills and knowledge for life in modern Britain. Governors know the school well and provide robust challenge to the headteacher. They hold her to account for the progress of each pupil. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Early Years Foundation Stage provision has yet to take full advantage of its new setting, and records of children’s learning are not easy enough to use. Standards of presentation in pupils’ books are not consistently high. Teachers do not always provide enough challenge for more able pupils. Leaders who are new to their roles are not yet working alongside other teachers to improve their classroom practice. Governors do not record their discussions well enough, or how well staff follow expected procedures, including in areas such as safeguarding.