Victoria Road Primary

Name Victoria Road Primary
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 03 February 2016
Address Trelawney Avenue, St Budeaux, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 1RH
Phone Number 01752365411
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 174 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.3
Academy Sponsor Horizon Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Plymouth
Percentage Free School Meals 39.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8%
Persisitent Absence 16.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 29.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is a slightly-below-average-sized primary school. Most pupils attending the school are of White British heritage. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is above the national average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (which provides additional funding for children in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals) is well above that found nationally. The children in the early years attend full-time and are accommodated in a designated Reception class. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school This is a school which is well led and managed by a highly organised senior leadership team that knows exactly what to do to raise standards. Together with a fully involved and well-informed governing body, senior leaders have ensured that teaching and learning have improved since the previous inspection. The quality of teaching across the school, including in the early years, is good. Teachers and teaching assistants work together well to plan activities that develop pupils’ core skills. Pupils’ skills in phonics (letters and the sounds that they make) are good. The proportion of pupils now secure in their phonics skills is in line with the national average. Pupils’ attendance has improved since the last inspection. They are courteous, conscientious, and enjoy coming to school to learn with their friends. The leadership and management of all aspects of the early years provision are good. As a result, all children make good progress and are well prepared for moving to Year 1. The school’s work to promote British values is good. Pupils are well aware of their citizenship rights, as well as their responsibilities. In 2015 almost all pupils in Year 6, including those eligible for support through the pupil premium, made good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Standards have significantly improved this year in Year 2. Pupils now make good progress. This includes in both English and mathematics. Most parents are highly complimentary about all aspects of the school. They feel well informed and are of the view that their children are well looked after. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The most-able pupils are not always challenged and stimulated to apply their skills across the curriculum. Pupils do not always have the resilience to plan and take risks with their own learning.