Sutton Benger Church of England Primary School

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Name Sutton Benger Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.suttonbenger.org
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address 40 Chestnut Road, Sutton Benger, Chippenham, SN15 4RP
Phone Number 01249720407
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 162 (53.7% boys 46.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.4
Academy Sponsor Diocese Of Bristol Academies Trust
Local Authority Wiltshire
Percentage Free School Meals 12.30%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.4%
Persistent Absence 5.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.8%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Over several years, the actions of leaders and governors have not been successful in improving the progress that pupils make.

By the end of Year 6, pupils make less progress than their peers nationally in reading, writing and mathematics. Leaders' evaluation of the quality of education that the school provides has been overgenerous. This has meant that there has been a lack of urgency in tackling weaknesses in the quality of teaching and learning.

Leaders' plans are detailed but have not been precise enough to focus sharply on the areas that will lead to the improvements required. The consequent lack of clarity has me...ant that governors' monitoring of the work of the school has not been rigorous enough. Middle leaders are developing in their roles but are not fully confident in challenging practice that falls short of the standards expected.

Teachers do not consistently plan and adapt lessons so that they are well matched to pupils' needs. This leads to pupils not reaching the standards of which they are capable. This includes the most able pupils, disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Teachers' use of assessment is inconsistent. Misconceptions are often not identified and remedied swiftly. Consequently, errors continue, including in spelling, punctuation and grammar.

The school has the following strengths The head of school and recently appointed executive headteacher are reflective, capable and determined to get the school back on track. Pupils' conduct is positive. The Christian values that underpin the school are explicit, understood and demonstrated by pupils.

Leaders' actions to ensure that pupils attend school regularly are effective.

Information about this school

Sutton Benger Primary School is a smaller than average voluntary-aided school. The interim headteacher was appointed to this post in November 2018.

An executive headteacher was appointed in January 2019. The school is part of the Hobbes Alliance, an informal collaboration of six primary schools. The majority of pupils are from a White British background.

The school has six of the 17 ethnic groups. The number of pupils who have SEND is above the national average. The number of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is lower than the national average.

The number of pupils eligible for free school meals is below the national average. Governors arranged a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools in July 2014. At that time, the school's distinctiveness and effectiveness as a church school were judged to be outstanding.