Uplands Community Primary School

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Uplands Community Primary School

Name Uplands Community Primary School
Website http://www.uplandsprimarystroud.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 05 February 2014
Address Thompson Road, Uplands, Stroud, GL5 1TE
Phone Number 01453762409
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 111 (44% boys 56% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.8
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 12.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.7%
Persisitent Absence 5.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.7%
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 much smaller than average sized primary school. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in one class; other pupils are taught in mixed-age classes, except for Years 5 and 6, which are taught in separate classes. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is above average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well below average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional funding for looked after children, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children from service families, is very low. There have been several changes to the teaching staff during the last two years. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. There is a privately run pre-school on the school site, which has links with the school but is not managed by the governing body, and will be inspected separately.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils make rapid and sustained progress due to the outstanding teaching. Their progress in all subjects has been consistently well above the national average for the last four years. Disabled pupils or those who have special educational needs make progress which is at least as good as the other pupils. Marking is exemplary. The pupils act on the advice given by the teachers, focusing on their targets to improve their work. Consequently, pupils’ achievement since the last inspection has greatly improved The school’s leadership clearly shows a strong capacity to improve the school’s performance. This is based on accurate assessment of the school’s strengths and areas that need development. They have used links with other schools to accelerate the improvements. The outstanding quality of teaching is due to the headteacher’s ability to accurately observe lessons and tell teachers how to improve. Safety is very good, and the pupils take an active part in checking it and reporting to governors. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary, in their classrooms and around the school. They say they feel safe at all times. The governing body fulfils its role extremely well. They are very knowledgeable about the pupils’ progress and the quality of teaching. Governors are not afraid to ask challenging questions about the school’s effectiveness.