Windmill Primary School

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About Windmill Primary School

Name Windmill Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Lynn Knapp
Address Margaret Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8NG
Phone Number 01865762509
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 627
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The headteacher, extremely well supported by all governors and staff, leads a school where 'Achievement through Community, Creativity and Challenge' is the vision.

Pupils make excellent progress throughout the school. When they leave in Year 6, pupils reach standards that are well above those found nationally in reading, writing and mathematics. Leaders monitor the quality of teaching and learning rigorously.

As a result, there is continual improvement and teachers value the support to help them improve their skills. Teachers plan lessons that excite learners so that they are keen to engage in their tasks. Pupils produce high-lev...el pieces of work that are often displayed in classrooms and around school.

Teaching assistants are valued members of the team and give a strong contribution to the progress made by all pupils. Pupils feel very safe. They have a strong understanding of how to keep themselves and each other safe.

Pupils are extremely polite and well mannered. They are really good friends with each other across the age groups. They look out for each other and understand the difficulties that some of their friends may sometimes encounter.

Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning and are keen to talk about their work. Children in the early years make excellent progress. They have a rich variety of experiences so that they are very well prepared for Year 1.

The school is rightly proud of the music opportunities that pupils can take part in, including working with professional musicians. They perform on a regular basis to parents and the wider community. Subject and year leaders have an in-depth understanding of their area of responsibility and give highly effective leadership to make further improvements.

Governors monitor the work of the school very thoroughly. They ensure that they have the full picture because they ask searching questions of leaders and talk to the pupils about their experience of the school. Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strong feature of all the school does.

Pupils are reflective and very aware of the world around them. British values are at the heart of the school's ethos and pupils live these out as they respect and tolerate each other's similarities and differences. The school develops mature and sensible pupils who are very well prepared for their move to secondary school.

Information about this school

Windmill is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. Children attend the Reception classes full time. Just over half of all pupils come from a White British background, which is less than the national average.

The rest of the pupils come from a wide range of other ethnic heritages. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is just above the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below the national average.

The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or who are looked after) is below the national average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress. The governors manage a breakfast club.

The headteacher provides support to a local school and the leader of the Early Years works with other Early Years settings in an advisory capacity. Windmill Primary After School Club operates from a classroom in a school. This is run by a private contractor and was not part of this inspection.

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