Tackley Church of England Primary School

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Tackley Church of England Primary School

Name Tackley Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.tackley.oxon.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 September 2013
Address St John’s Road, Tackley, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 3AP
Phone Number 01869331327
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 92 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.2
Academy Sponsor Diocese Of Oxford
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 2.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 3.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 4.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. It has an Early Years Foundation Stage class for Reception-aged children. Pupils in Years 1 to 6 are organised into four mixed-age classes. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is higher than average. The proportion of those supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is lower than average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is lower than average. The pupil premium is the additional funding provided for children in local authority care, those known to be eligible for free school meals and children from service families. All supported children in this school are those known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is lower than average. Very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. A new headteacher was appointed two years ago. Tackley Pre-School operates from the same site. It is not managed by the governing body and is separately inspected, so was not included in this inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. All pupils make good progress and achieve well in all subjects and have done so over a period of time. The results achieved by pupils are rising rapidly. Almost all teaching is at least good and some is outstanding. Teachers know pupils well and plan lessons which match each pupil’s ability. Pupils in the Early Years Foundation Stage are particularly well taught and supported, so they make good progress both in their learning and personally. Pupils learn to read successfully. Pupils behave very well. They feel safe, attend regularly, work hard in lessons and are keen to do well. The school provides pupils with an interesting range of subjects, topics and experiences which ensures that they enjoy school. The headteacher, well supported by her senior leadership team, has improved the quality of teaching and raised pupils’ achievement significantly since her appointment. School leaders check thoroughly the quality of teaching and the progress that pupils are making. The governing body has a clear view of how well the school is doing. Governors effectively challenge school leaders to improve the school further. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet outstanding, and a very small amount requires improvement because : expectations are not always high enough. Pupils in Key Stage 2 make slightly slower progress in mathematics than in English. In a minority of mathematics lessons teachers do not check that pupils have a secure understanding of basic ideas before moving on to harder work. The school does not provide enough opportunities to make sure that pupils develop a knowledge and understanding of people from different cultures, beliefs and backgrounds.