Teignmouth Community School, Mill Lane

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Teignmouth Community School, Mill Lane


Name Teignmouth Community School, Mill Lane
Website http://www.teignmouth.devon.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 02 February 2012
Address Mill Lane, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 9BB
Phone Number 01626772320
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 323 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.0
Academy Sponsor Osprey Learning Trust
Local Authority Devon
Percentage Free School Meals 24.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.9%
Persisitent Absence 8.4%
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.

Key findings

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.