|Name||Teignmouth Community School, Mill Lane|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||02 February 2012|
|Address||Mill Lane, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 9BB|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||323 (53% boys 47% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.0|
|Academy Sponsor||Osprey Learning Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||24.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0.9%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||12.1%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about the school
Teignmouth Community School Mill Lane was formerly known as Inverteign Community Nursery and Primary School and, as such, was previously inspected in October 2008. It entered a hard federation with Teignmouth Community College in March 2011 to become the primary phase of Teignmouth Community School, and is now known as the Mill Lane campus. Teignmouth Community School converted to academy status at the same time. The headteacher of the Mill Lane campus is a member of the academy’s leadership team, which is led by an Executive Principal who reports to the academy’s board of directors. Mill Lane is the size of an average primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is well above average. Most of this group have behavioural difficulties or emotional needs. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is also well above average. Almost all pupils are White British; very few are of minority ethnic heritage and none is at the early stage of learning English as an additional language. The headteacher has recently returned from a long-term absence. The school has several recent accreditations, including the Healthy Schools Plus award. The school meets current floor standards.
This is a good school. It has improved its effectiveness since the previous inspection. An overwhelming majority of parents and carers hold positive and accurate views about the school, especially the overall good quality of education it provides for their children. Achievement is good. The effectiveness of the Early Years Foundation Stage is outstanding. Children enter the Nursery class with very low skill levels for their age and make excellent progress as a result of outstanding provision, including teaching. Pupils make good progress overall in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and this reflects the good quality of teaching. However, work is not consistently matched to pupils’ different abilities in all Key Stage 1 classes and this prevents progress from being even faster, particularly for the most able. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make similar progress to all other pupils. There is no difference between the achievement of boys and girls. Teaching is consistently good or better in Key Stage 2, enabling pupils to achieve well. Attainment in Year 6 has risen considerably over the last three years and is now broadly average in English and in mathematics. Leaders have enabled the school to benefit from its move to academy status and its federation with the local secondary school, and continue to drive the school forward. The school has successfully addressed the areas for improvement identified by the previous inspection. Current priorities are very well focused on continued school improvement, especially on accelerating progress still further in Key Stage 1. Pupils are well behaved and considerate to others. Any instances of unsocial behaviour are dealt with effectively by adults. Pupils enjoy school and have positive attitudes to learning. Attendance has improved well and pupils have a good understanding of the need to stay safe.