|Name||Temple Guiting Church of England School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||23 October 2013|
|Address||Temple Guiting, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5RW|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||83 (46% boys 54% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.4|
|Percentage Free School Meals||4.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||10.8%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Temple Guiting is a smaller-than-average-sized primary school. The number of pupils in each year group is very small. There are three mixed-age classes which can change from year to year as group sizes vary. This year the make-up is: Reception and Year 1, Years 2, 3 and 4, and Years 4, 5 and 6. The school has a higher percentage of pupils supported through school action than most other schools. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is smaller than the national average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for additional funding through the pupil premium is well below the national average. This funding is available for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, are from a forces family or who are looked after by the local authority. There are no looked-after children at the school. There is a below-average proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and the proportion of pupils learning English as an additional language is also below average. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school does not make use of any alternative provision. The headteacher teaches the Reception and Year 1 class for two days each week.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils make good progress in a wide range of subjects, including reading, writing and mathematics, and standards are above average. A few older pupils make outstanding progress, especially in mathematics. Good teaching helps pupils to acquire new skills quickly. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils should learn. They ensure that there is a rapid pace to learning so that no time is wasted. Pupils really enjoy school, especially the wide range of clubs, visits and ‘special events’ that enrich learning outside school. Pupils consistently behave very well and have good attitudes towards their work. They say they feel very safe in school and that there is no bullying. The good leadership of the headteacher has ensured that good teaching and achievement has been maintained since the last inspection. He is very well supported by the governing body. Sport and physical education are a high priority. This means that all pupils have ample opportunities to develop a healthy lifestyle. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Just occasionally in lessons, work is too easy for some pupils. Reception children’s outdoor play activities are not always structured or purposeful.