The Grange Community Primary School

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The Grange Community Primary School

Name The Grange Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 03 July 2013
Address Avocet Way, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 9YA
Phone Number 01295257861
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 319 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.2
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 7.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 14.7%
Persisitent Absence 4.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

The Grange is slightly larger than the average primary school. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils supported through school action and at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below the national average. The proportion known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides extra funding for children in local authority care, for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or for pupils whose parents or carers are in the armed forces, is well below the national average. The school meets current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. When The Grange Primary School was inspected in March 2012, it was judged to require special measures. Subsequently, the school was inspected on two occasions.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. There is strong and stable leadership in the school and as a result the school has improved considerably since the previous inspection. The headteacher and deputy headteacher, ably supported by the governing body, set high expectations and have a clear vision for the school, especially in improving the quality of teaching and raising pupils’ achievement. Senior leaders rigorously monitor teaching and provide feedback that is effective in helping teachers to improve their lessons. Lessons are planned well by teachers to ensure pupils are actively involved in their learning, especially in English and mathematics. Consequently, teaching is now typically good. As a result, pupils make good progress and achieve well in reading, writing and mathematics. They leave Year 6 with attainment that is above the national average. Pupils say they feel safe in school because : bullying is very rare and staff deal with any concerns that may arise. Behaviour is typically good with pupils being polite and courteous to each other and to adults in the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers miss some opportunities in lessons to further increase pupils’ knowledge. This includes using teaching assistants to support pupils’ learning at the beginning of lessons. Also, opportunities are missed for some subject leaders to monitor teaching to help teachers improve pupils’ learning in lessons. Pupils’ progress in writing is not as rapid as it is in reading and mathematics, especially in Years 3 and 4.