Weeting Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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Weeting Voluntary Controlled Primary School


Name Weeting Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Inadequate
Address Main Road, Weeting, Brandon, IP27 0QQ
Phone Number 01842 810587
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 165
Local Authority Norfolk
Catchment Area Information Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Information about this school

Weeting Voluntary Controlled Primary School was smaller than the average primary school, but has expanded rapidly in the last year. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and those who speak English as an additional language are lower than national averages. The proportions of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action, and by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs, are in line with national averages. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils in local authority care, known to be eligible for free school meals or from a family with a parent in the armed services, is below the national average. The school does not meet 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 school that requires special measures Pupils’ achievement is inadequate because : teaching is weak. Too much teaching is inadequate. Teachers do not use accurate information about how well the pupils are doing to set work that is matched to their ability levels. More-able pupils do not make enough progress because they are given work that is too easy for them. Pupils lose interest and sometimes begin to disrupt lessons where the work is not challenging and the pace is slow. Poor relationships between the senior staff have slowed the pace of planned improvement. The governing body has not recognised this difficulty and has not challenged the quality of pupils’ learning enough. Leaders and managers, including the governing body, do not currently demonstrate the capacity to secure rapid, essential improvements. Pupils’ attendance is low and has fallen below the national average this year. The school has the following strengths The teaching of children in Reception is good. Behaviour has improved at lunchtime due to the effective work of non-teaching staff. Pupils feel safe in the school. Teaching assistants make sure that disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make good progress when they receive extra support.