Weston Favell CofE Primary School

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About Weston Favell CofE Primary School

Name Weston Favell CofE Primary School
Website http://www.wfps.org.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Sarah Heslop
Address Westwood Way, Wellingborough Road, Northampton, NN3 3HH
Phone Number 01604401547
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 416
Local Authority West Northamptonshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

The leadership of the school is very strong. All teachers share the headteacher's commitment to continuously improving teaching and achievement and providing the best possible education for the pupils. Pupils make outstanding progress and reach above average standards in reading, writing and mathematics by the time they leave at the end of Year 6.

Children make rapid progress in the excellent Early Years Foundation Stage. They achieve standards at the end of the Reception Year that are above those expected for their age. The school makes very effective use of the pupil premium.

Gaps between the attainment of eligible pup...ils and others in the school are quickly closed. Disabled pupils, those with special educational needs and those learning English as a second language are all given very good support. Pupils enjoy school and arrive punctually at the start of the day and for lessons.

Pupils are very proud of their school and have excellent attitudes to learning. Their behaviour is outstanding. Pupils say they feel extremely safe, secure and well looked after.

Attendance is above average. Teachers have high expectations of their pupils, who respond by aiming high and doing their best at all times. Teachers and leaders use assessment very well to ensure pupils make the best possible progress.

Any pupils at risk of falling behind are quickly identified and helped to catch up. Teachers mark books thoughtfully. They sometimes set additional individual tasks to support pupils' understanding but teachers do not always check that these additional tasks are being completed by pupils.

Support for pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. Pupils are very well-prepared for life in modern Britain. Subject leaders and those with responsibility for leading specific aspects of the school are highly effective.

School leaders work well with the other primary schools of the Northamptonshire Primary Academy Trust by regularly exchanging examples of their own good practice and that of the other schools in the Trust. Governors know the school well and hold it to account for its performance very effectively.

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school.

The school became an academy in September 2012. It is one of a group of schools that forms the Northampton Primary Academy Trust Partnership. The headteacher of Weston Favell CE Primary School is a director of the academy trust.

When its predecessor school Weston Favell CE VA Primary School was last inspected it was judged to be good. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is larger than average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is smaller than average.

The number of pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium is lower than average. Pupil premium funding is additional funding provided by the government to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children in local authority care. The proportion of pupils supported at school action is well below average.

The proportion supported at school action plus is average. No pupils currently have an education, care or health plan. The school meets the government's floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

In September 2013, there were significant changes in staffing, with several new teachers joining the school. There is a pre-school class known as 'Shining Stars' for three- to four-year-old pupils that attend on a part-time basis. This class was included in the inspection of the school.

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