Woodside Primary School

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About Woodside Primary School

Name Woodside Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Mel Davis
Address Denehurst, Ruardean Woodside, Ruardean, GL17 9XP
Phone Number 01594542287
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 100
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher leads a strong and committed staff team. All who work at the school ensure that pupils succeed both academically and personally.

The school is welcoming, inclusive and sits at the heart of the local community. Leaders and governors have an accurate understanding of the school's strengths and areas for further development. They demonstrate a determination and ambition to continue to improve the school's performance.

The quality of teaching, learning and assessment continues to improve. Leaders ensure that staff receive appropriate training to develop their practice further. Teaching assistants support individual pupils effe...ctively.

Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities receive focused support so that they make good progress from their individual starting points. Pupils behave well in school. Their personal development, behaviour and welfare are good, and they thrive in this caring environment.

Children in the early years achieve well. They benefit from effective teaching in a safe and well organised learning environment. English and mathematics leaders support the headteacher to check the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.

However, their roles are not yet fully developed. Consequently, some inconsistencies remain in the quality of teaching and the outcomes that pupils achieve. Disadvantaged pupils make at least expected progress and achieve outcomes which are in line with those of their peers.

The gap between these and other pupils in the school has closed. The teaching of phonics in Year 1 is effective. Outcomes are above the national average.

The school's focus on improving standards in mathematics is having a positive impact. Most pupils are making better progress across the school. However, this work is not yet fully embedded across all year groups.

Some teachers do not routinely provide pupils with the guidance and information they need to improve the quality of their writing. Consequently, some pupils do not achieve the standards they are capable of, particularly the middle-attaining pupils. A few teachers do not use assessment information sufficiently well.

Therefore, some middle-attaining pupils are not challenged to achieve their full potential in some mixed-age classes. In Years 5 and 6, pupils make good progress in science. They demonstrate proficient skills when carrying out experiments and are able to draw conclusions on their findings.

The school's work to improve standards in reading has resulted in pupils achieving stronger outcomes. Pupils learn to appreciate and enjoy the work of a range of authors.

Information about this school

Woodside Primary is smaller than the average-sized primary school.

Pupils are taught in four mixed-age classes. The proportion of pupils supported by the additional pupil premium funding is slightly below average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above average.

Most pupils are of White British heritage. This inspection evaluated provision in the pre-school, which is managed by the governing body. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics in Year 6.

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