The Gerrards Cross CofE School

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The Gerrards Cross CofE School

Name The Gerrards Cross CofE School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 12 June 2014
Address Moreland Drive, Gerrards Cross, SL9 8BD
Phone Number 01753882731
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 420 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.8
Academy Sponsor The Gerrards Cross Church Of England School
Local Authority Buckinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 1.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 10.5%
Persisitent Absence 4.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

This is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds but around one in six has English as an additional language. Most of these pupils are from Indian backgrounds. Very few pupils are in the early stages of learning English. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported through school action is average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is much lower than that found in most schools. This is additional government funding provided to give extra support to those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and to children who are looked after. There are no eligible pupils in Years 5 or 6. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The Gerrards Cross Church of England School converted to become an academy school on 1 January 2012. When its predecessor school with the same name was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be outstanding.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils’ achievement is outstanding. They make excellent progress across the school and in all subjects. Pupils’ attainment is consistently above average by the end of Year 6. They use their excellent reading, writing and mathematics skills to very good effect to support their learning in different subjects. Across the school, teachers inspire and engage pupils highly effectively. They make work fun and exciting and help pupils to develop an exceptionally strong love of learning. Pupils feel very safe and their behaviour is exemplary. They are highly motivated and are very keen to do their best. Activities such as a recent science week as well as numerous visits and clubs provide pupils with many memorable experiences. These contribute extremely successfully to pupils’ excellent personal development. Extremely strong leadership and management are instrumental in the school’s success. As a result of this, pupils achieve highly and teaching is outstanding. There is no complacency. The school continues to improve quickly because leaders are very clear about the main priorities. The delightful atmosphere in school reflects the way that leaders value and respect all members of the school community so that all feel part of the push for continued excellence. The governing body supports other leaders very well in their determination to provide the best possible education for pupils. Almost all parents and carers are pleased with the work of the school, especially the way that adults care for their children. Parents and carers support the school well and play an important part in its success by funding projects and helping their children at home.