Woodloes Primary School

Name Woodloes Primary School
Website http://www.woodloes.com/
Ofsted Inspections
Address Deansway, Woodloes Park Estate, Warwick, CV34 5DF
Phone Number 01926497491
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 430 (49.3% boys 50.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26
Academy Sponsor Community Academies Trust
Local Authority Warwickshire
Percentage Free School Meals 17.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.3%
Persistent Absence 6.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.0%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school is part of the Community Academies Trust.

Governance responsibilities are delegated to the local governing body. There is currently an acting deputy headteacher and an acting leader responsible for special educational needs. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is just below the national average.

The proportion of pupils with SEND is just above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is below the national average. The school provides a breakfast and after-school club.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher's ambition to provide pupils with an excellent education is shared by all staff. He has successfully built a cohesive leadership team which is driving further school improvements. Children in the early years receive an excellent start to school life.

High-quality teaching and excellent pastoral care enable children to make exceptional progress in all areas of learning. Leaders have successfully developed a curriculum that enables pupils to develop their skills and knowledge in a wide range of subjects. Pupils have rich and meaningful learning experiences through this broad and balanced curriculum.

The provision for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and disadvantaged pupils is led well. These pupils receive effective support to help them make progress in all subjects. In 2018, pupils' attainment in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of key stage 1 was high.

While attainment at the end of key stage 2 was broadly average in these subjects, pupils' progress in reading was below average. Leaders use the school's assessment systems to check pupils' progress in all subjects. However, the accuracy of teachers' assessments in reading is still developing.

The overall quality of teaching is good. In writing and mathematics, teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. New approaches to the teaching of writing and mathematics have improved pupils' progress in these subjects.

The quality of teaching in reading is variable. Teachers do not consistently match reading books well enough to pupils' abilities. Some teachers do not provide sufficient challenge or support to help the most able and lower-attaining pupils achieve as well as they should.

Middle leaders have a precise understanding of the strengths and areas for improvement in their subjects. While they are effective in their roles, their strategic leadership skills are continuing to develop. Pupils are very polite and show a high level of respect to all.

They behave very well and their attitudes to learning are excellent. Pupils' enjoyment of school is reflected in their high levels of attendance. Pupils are very well cared for.

All staff contribute to keeping pupils as safe as possible. Governance is very effective. The multi-academy trust provides effective support and training, which contribute well to school improvement.