Trinity Church of England Primary School

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About Trinity Church of England Primary School

Name Trinity Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Conrad Hutton
Address Littleton Drew Lane, Acton Turville, Badminton, GL9 1HJ
Phone Number 01454218462
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 122
Local Authority South Gloucestershire
Highlights from Latest Inspection


There has been no change to this school's overall judgement of good as a result of this ungraded (section 8) inspection. However, the evidence gathered suggests that the inspection grade might not be as high if a graded (section 5) inspection were carried out now. Inspectors are recommending the next inspection to be a graded inspection.

What is it like to attend this school? '

A welcoming and inclusive school' and 'a caring, pupil focused environment' are views shared by parents and reflect what it is like to be a pupil at Trinity. Pupils are happy. They enjoy warm relationships with staff.

Pupils have a strong sense of belonging, which helps them to feel safe.

Pupils are the centre of all decisions leaders make about the quality of education and care they provide. Adults have high aspirations for all pupils to achieve as well as they can.

Pupils are enthusiastic about their learning and work hard. However, leaders recognise that, in some subjects, pupils do not achieve as well as they could. They have well-considered plans to address this, but some developments are in their early stages.

Adults have high expectations of pupils' behaviour. The school's Christian ethos and values of courage, friendship and respect instil in pupils a sense of right and wrong. Pupils understand these values, which they demonstrate in their good behaviour.

Pupils enjoy the broad range of wider opportunities on offer. These help to develop pupils' skills and interests in many areas, such as sport, taekwondo and music. Pupils of all ages and abilities can attend these clubs.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

Leaders' work to further develop the curriculum is proving successful. Leaders now have in place an ambitious curriculum, from Reception to Year 6. Leaders recognise that, in some subjects, pupils do not achieve as well as they could.

They have well-considered plans to address this, but some developments are in their early stages. As a result, pupils' learning is hindered in these subjects. They do not gain the knowledge they need to succeed.

Leaders consider reading to be the bedrock of pupils' education. There is a systematic approach to the teaching of reading. Children start phonics very soon when they enter the Reception Year.

Staff demonstrate knowledge and skill in the teaching of phonics and early reading. They use their expertise to ensure that children and pupils get to grips with their letters and sounds quickly. Staff match pupils' books to the sounds they know.

This helps pupils to read accurately and fluently, increasing their confidence in reading across the wider curriculum. Work to improve the reading environment and culture of reading is evident. Classrooms and the library are full of interesting books for pupils to enjoy.

Story time is an important part of the day.

In some subjects, teachers use assessment well to identify gaps in pupils' learning. They revisit prior learning to help the most important knowledge stick in pupils' memories.

For example, in mathematics, pupils can use their knowledge of number to solve mathematical problems with success. However, because the curriculum is not fully implemented, assessment in some subjects is not yet secure. This means that teachers do not know how well pupils remember the content they have been taught.

Pupils' personal development is well considered. Leaders plan opportunities to broaden pupils' experiences. For example, they provide visits to the Roman Baths, arboretum and the zoo.

Older pupils welcome the chance to go on residential trips, where they spend time away from home with their friends. They benefit from the confidence this gives them and the social skills they develop.

Leaders accurately identify pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

They work well with parents and carers, outside agencies and other educational providers to secure the right support. This means that pupils with SEND learn the same curriculum as their classmates.

Pupils are proud of their school and attend regularly.

They demonstrate positive attitudes to their learning and work hard. Along with staff, they feel part of 'Team Trinity.' Pupils welcome the additional responsibilities staff provide.

For example, they are currently organising a non-uniform day and activity day to raise money for children's charities.Staff, including those at the start of their careers, enjoy working at the school. They value the training they receive and the support from leaders in managing their workload.

Leaders, including governors, work effectively together. Governors demonstrate a strong understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the school.

Parents who spoke with inspectors or responded to the parent survey are happy with the quality of education and care their child receives.

In particular, parents who have children with additional needs welcome the support and guidance the school provides to ensure their child gets the right help at the right time.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.Leaders have created a strong culture of safeguarding.

Staff are well trained to notice and report any signs of concern. Leaders respond swiftly to support pupils and families in need of help and do not hesitate to escalate concerns when required. Leaders carry out the required checks on the suitability of staff to work with pupils.

Leaders provide a curriculum that teaches pupils to understand age-appropriate risks, including internet safety and healthy relationships. Pupils know that adults will listen to them if they have any concerns.

What does the school need to do to improve?

(Information for the school and appropriate authority)

• In some subjects, the curriculum is not fully embedded.

Consequently, pupils do not gain the planned knowledge they need to achieve well across these subjects. Leaders need to complete the process of embedding the planned curriculum effectively in all subjects. ? Leaders have not established systems of assessment that clearly show what key knowledge pupils remember in some subjects.

Therefore, pupils recall of prior learning is inconsistent. Leaders need to ensure that staff use assessment effectively to check what pupils know and remember across all subjects.


When we have judged a school to be good, we will then normally go into the school about once every four years to confirm that the school remains good.

This is called an ungraded inspection, and it is carried out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. We do not give graded judgements on an ungraded inspection. However, if we find evidence that a school would now receive a higher or lower grade, then the next inspection will be a graded inspection, which is carried out under section 5 of the Act.

Usually, this is within one to two years of the date of the ungraded inspection. If we have serious concerns about safeguarding, behaviour or the quality of education, we will deem the ungraded inspection a graded inspection immediately.

This is the second ungraded inspection since we judged the school to be good in June 2014.

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