|Name||Vange Primary School and Nursery|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||25 April 2013|
|Address||London Road, Vange, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4QA|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||113 (51% boys 49% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||15.7|
|Percentage Free School Meals||36.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||6.2%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||17.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||Yes|
Information about this school
This is a small school where the large majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic or mixed heritage backgrounds is similar to that found in most schools. There are five classes, three of which have pupils from more than one year group within them. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding from the government for children in local authority care, those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those from service families, is above average The proportion of pupils with special educational needs supported at school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. Most of these pupils have moderate learning difficulties. The proportion of pupils joining or leaving the school other than at the usual times is higher than average. There is a Nursery class, which children attend in the mornings only, and a Reception class in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The governors manage a breakfast club for pupils. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school Pupils make good progress throughout the school. This is particularly true in reading and writing. Progress has improved strongly since the last inspection. Children get off to a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They quickly develop confidence to find things out for themselves because they are well cared and feel happy and secure. Teaching is good and motivates pupils to do their best. Teachers, skilfully supported by well-qualified and experienced teaching assistants, establish a purposeful and productive atmosphere in lessons. Improvements to the curriculum have provided interesting learning experiences which successfully promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The school is a safe and harmonious community where pupils’ behaviour is consistently good. Pupils thoroughly enjoy school and feel very safe, valued and well looked after. Pupils report that bullying and racism are very rare. Leaders across the school, including governors, want the best for their pupils. They use data to identify pupils who could be making better progress and provide them and the staff with support to increase their rates of progress It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not consistently use pupils’ learning targets and their next steps for improvement when planning or marking pupils’ work. Pupils are not given enough challenge or opportunity to work on their own or find things out for themselves, especially in mathematics. The role of the subject leaders has not yet fully developed in all subjects. They do not take sufficient responsibility for improving pupils’ achievement and evaluating the effectiveness of their work.