Woodchester Endowed Church of England Aided Primary School

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Woodchester Endowed Church of England Aided Primary School


Name Woodchester Endowed Church of England Aided Primary School
Website http://www.woodchester.gloucs.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 21 March 2017
Address Church Road, North Woodchester, Stroud, GL5 5PD
Phone Number 01453872476
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 130 (56% boys 44% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.5
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 5.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.5%
Persisitent Absence 3.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The headteacher took up post in September 2014. The deputy headteacher took up post in January 2017. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Woodchester Primary School is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are from a White British background. The number of girls in the school is lower than average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities who receive support is above the national average. There are no pupils with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher provides outstanding leadership, which is having a noticeably positive impact on the quality of teaching and learning. Staff have the highest expectations of pupils, who relish the challenge they experience in their learning and are keen to impress their teachers. Pupils make rapid and sustained progress as they move up through the school. As a result, pupils’ achievement overall in various subjects is well above average by the time they leave the school. The most able, in particular, achieve highly. The school is a very caring community where pupils’ emotional well-being and the ‘wrap-around’ care they receive are taken very seriously. In this school, the ‘whole’ pupil matters, so that all aspects of pupils’ development are nurtured. Disadvantaged pupils achieve well because : staff have a keen understanding of their needs. Staff put in place appropriate support to ensure that pupils are ready to learn and able to make rapid progress. Pupils are very well behaved. They are self-assured, courteous and friendly. Pupils treat each other and adults with respect and consideration. Children in the early years enjoy a rich, stimulating school experience. This provides a strong foundation on which their future learning is built. Leaders ensure that pupils enjoy a wide, exciting curriculum. Pupils have many opportunities to learn skills and knowledge across a diverse range of subjects, aside from English and mathematics. Leaders are well supported by governors and the school improvement partner, who provide a good balance of challenge and support. This support has helped teaching to flourish and achievement to rise significantly across a range of subjects. Staff have established very positive relationships with many parents. However, there is a small minority of parents who are not fully satisfied with some aspects of the school’s work.