Stretham Community Primary School

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Stretham Community Primary School

Name Stretham Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 20 January 2016
Address Wood Lane, Stretham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 3JN
Phone Number 01353649271
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 155 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.9
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Percentage Free School Meals 21.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.2%
Persisitent Absence 9.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average primary school. Some pupils are taught in mixed-age classes. The majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds, although there is an increasing number of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is lower than average. This funding provides additional support for pupils in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is lower than the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The school is highly regarded by parents, staff and pupils and plays a significant part in the local community. The leadership team has been effective in improving the quality of teaching and addressing weaknesses so that teaching is now nearly always good and often outstanding. Where the quality of teaching is strong, teachers guide pupils to choose tasks that provide a good level of challenge and this means pupils achieve to a high standard. Teachers know their classes well, understand what different pupils should be achieving and provide additional support when needed. This is having a positive impact, particularly for the most disadvantaged. Governors are now more involved in the school. They monitor the quality of teaching by coming into school to see for themselves how things are going. The behaviour of the pupils is good. They are focused in lessons, listen well and there are good relationships between adults and pupils. Pupils feel safe in school, confident that staff will deal with their concerns. All parents who responded to Parent View agree. A range of subjects are taught well and pupils are able to apply their basic numeracy and literacy skills in reading and writing across different subjects. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Work is not always pitched at the correct level of difficulty. Those pupils who need to make even quicker progress, particularly in writing, do not always do so. When teachers’ subject knowledge is weak, they do not have high enough expectations of what pupils could achieve. Some newly appointed subject leaders are still developing their skills to monitor and evaluate the quality of learning effectively. Some younger pupils have insufficient opportunities to plan and carry out their own investigations in science. Leaders, including governors, are not always sufficiently robust in evaluating how effective new initiatives have been in improving the achievement of different groups of pupils.