Wilson Primary School

Name Wilson Primary School
Website http://www.wilsonprimary.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Wilson Road, Reading, RG30 2RW
Phone Number 01189375573
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 466 (49.1% boys 50.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.4
Local Authority Reading
Percentage Free School Meals 14.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 41.2%
Persistent Absence 6.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.7%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (09 October 2014)
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Information about this school

This is a larger than average-sized primary school. The school finished having 18 months of building works in December 2013 to expand the site. It has two forms of entry from the Early Years Foundation Stage up until Year 4. There have been significant changes to the teaching staff because of the expansion, and a new deputy headteacher started in April 2014. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (which provides additional funding to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children in local authority care) is above average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is lower than that found nationally. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also slightly lower than average. The proportion of pupils that come from minority ethnic groups and the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language are well above average. The largest ethnic groups are White British, Polish, African and Asian. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school runs its own breakfast and after-school clubs. The headteacher is a Local Leader in Education. She has been involved in supporting three schools, which were Battle Primary School, St Anne’s Primary School and Whitley Park Primary School. The school has the Arts Mark Gold Award.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Standards in 2014, at the end of Key Stage 2, are at the highest level ever. They are above average with an increased proportion of pupils reaching the higher levels in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils are well prepared for their next stage in education. All of the different groups of pupils currently in the school make good progress. All adults work as a cohesive team to provide interesting activities that engage children’s interests. This helps them to have a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Teachers’ good use of resources and well thought out plans enthuse and motivate pupils. They enjoy school. This is reflected in the above average attendance. The school’s work to keep pupils safe is outstanding. Pupils say they feel extremely safe in the school. Pupils’ behaviour around the school and in lessons is good. Also they are keen to learn. The curriculum effectively promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The headteacher, in partnership with other leaders, effectively uses data to precisely target the correct priorities for the school. The leadership has successfully improved teaching and achievement, and both continue to improve. The headteacher, governors and staff have created a warm, welcoming and caring school that pupils are proud of and in which they achieve well. Members of the governing body effectively carry out their roles and responsibilities and are regularly involved in school life. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet outstanding. Occasionally work is not hard enough for the most able pupils. The quality of writing in subjects other than in English and mathematics is not always of a high quality. Also feedback in these subjects is not always helpful.