Totternhoe Church of England Academy

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Totternhoe Church of England Academy


Name Totternhoe Church of England Academy
Website http://www.totternhoe.beds.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Church Road, Totternhoe, Dunstable, LU6 1RE
Phone Number 01582662959
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Not applicable
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 191 (54.5% boys 45.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.8
Academy Sponsor Diocese Of St Albans
Local Authority Central Bedfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 6.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.3%
Persistent Absence 4.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.5%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

All groups of pupils make consistently good progress across the school. Pupils attain standards above the national averages for reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 1. When pupils leave at the end of Year 4 to go to their middle school, their attainment is about two terms ahead of that expected for their age.

A particular strength in the school is the high attainment of the more-able pupils at the end of Key Stage 1 and when they leave Year 4. Teaching is consistently good throughout the school. Teachers successfully motivate the pupils with their enthusiasm and good subject knowledge.

They show that they hav...e high expectations of what each individual pupil is capable of achieving. Pupils' behaviour in and around the school is outstanding. Pupils of all ages enjoy working and playing together.

They say they feel very safe and well cared for, and they show interest and concern for one another and for their community. Pupils have memorable learning experiences and a good range of opportunities that effectively promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Good teamwork across the school ensures a consistent drive for improvement.

There is a clear plan for the development of the school, and its work is rigorously monitored by leaders and managers. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding to support exceptional progress. Marking does not always give pupils clear guidance on how to improve their work.

Pupils do not have enough opportunities to be fully involved in assessing their own learning and progress.

Information about this school

This village school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The number of pupils in each year group varies considerably.

Pupils are taught in three mixed-age classes. Most of the pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional funding allocated for certain groups such as pupils in the care of the local authority or known to be eligible for free school meals) is below average.

The proportion of pupils supported through school action, at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. Pupils transfer to two local middle schools at the end of Year 4. The school runs a breakfast and after-school club.