Winton Primary School

Name Winton Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Oswald Road, Bournemouth, BH9 2TG
Phone Number 01202513988
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 829 (51.3% boys 48.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.7
Academy Sponsor Winton Primary School
Local Authority Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Percentage Free School Meals 20.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 19.5%
Persistent Absence 5.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.0%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

This is a much larger than average size primary school.

The very large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium support (additional money allocated to schools by the government for pupils eligible for free school meals, those who are looked after by the local authority and those whose families are in the armed forces) is above the national average. An above average proportion of pupils are supported through school action, and the same proportion are supported at school action plus.

The number of pupils with a statement of special educational needs is also above average. A much larger than average number of pupils join and leave the school other than at the usual time. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Around two thirds of the teaching staff have changed since September 2011.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The drive by senior leaders to improve teaching over the last three years has resulted in consistently good teaching across the school and improvements in progress.

Over this period standards in English and mathematics at the end of both Year 2 and Year 6 have moved forward well. Pupils’ progress is consistently good and in Key Stage 2 many make rapid progress. Parents and carers, staff and pupils are totally committed to supporting the headteacher.

Staff value the encouragement they are given to try new ideas and the training opportunities to improve their teaching. This means morale is excellent and there is a common desire to want to improve. Teaching is good because teachers explain things very well and enjoy excellent relationships with the pupils.

Pupils behave well and are courteous and well mannered. The school’s promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is very strong. Parents and carers are very effectively involved in their children’s learning.

The governors are very effective, totally involved in the school and provide a well-informed level of challenge to the school’s leadership. This enables plans for the future to be made which are appropriate and understood by everyone. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Although teaching is mainly good, not enough teaching yet is outstanding.

Pupils’ progress in lessons slows very occasionally and their interest flags because : teachers do not always give them sufficiently varied and interesting activities. The curriculum offers too few challenging activities, particularly in writing, to stretch and deepen the knowledge of the most able pupils. The school library, though well organised, is not used effectively to enhance pupils’ reading across the curriculum.