The Epiphany School

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About The Epiphany School

Name The Epiphany School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Miss Vanessa Webster
Address Shillingstone Drive, Muscliff, Bournemouth, BH9 3PE
Phone Number 01202530960
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 423
Local Authority Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Attainment for pupils is above national levels in Year 6, with an increasing number of pupils working at the higher Level 6.

All pupils are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics, with an increasing number of pupils making outstanding progress. Almost all teaching is good, with an increasing proportion that is outstanding. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are particularly well taught and supported so that they make consistently good progress in their learning and personal development.

Pupils' behaviour is consistently good, both in lessons and around the school. Pupils feel extremely safe in school and are nu...rtured well. Pupils are very happy at school, as their high attendance confirms.

Warm and trusting relationships underpin their enjoyment of learning. The very experienced headteacher and deputy headteacher have been highly effective in enabling the school to move forward, despite the very large number of changes in staff in the last two years. They are strongly supported by all staff and a knowledgeable and effective governing body.

The school provides pupils with a wide range of subjects, topics and experiences which contributes strongly to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Everyone is included and respected. Staff, parents and pupils share a strong belief in the values of their school.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils' achievement is not outstanding, because the curriculum plans are not completely embedded in some classes and so pupils are not always fully challenged, especially in writing. Teachers do not always use pupils' responses early enough during lessons to make changes to their teaching. Teachers' marking does not always show pupils the next steps for improvement.

Information about this school

This is a larger-than-average-size primary school. The very large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium support (additional money allocated to schools by the government for pupils eligible for free school meals, who are looked after by the local authority or whose families are in the armed forces) is below the national average.

An average proportion of pupils is supported through school action, and the same proportion is supported at school action plus. The number of pupils with a statement of special educational needs is around the national average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics.

There have been a very large number of staff changes in the last two years. The Epiphany School converted to become an academy school in April 2012. When its predecessor school, known as The Epiphany Church of England Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be outstanding overall.

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