Woodstock Church of England Primary School

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About Woodstock Church of England Primary School

Name Woodstock Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.woodstock.oxon.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Christian McGuinness
Address Shipton Road, Woodstock, OX20 1LL
Phone Number 01993812209
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 336 (47.6% boys 52.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.8
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils make outstanding progress in reading, writing and mathematics. By the end of Year 6 they are achieving standards that are significantly above those achieved nationally.

The inspirational and highly effective headteacher has had a relentless focus on improving pupils' achievement regardless of their ability. Senior leaders, supported by a strong and hardworking governing body, have a deep-rooted shared ambition for all pupils and have created an outstanding learning environment where all pupils can achieve their full potential. The school's commitment to outstanding personal development is reflected in the fact that all groups of pu...pils achieve equally well.

Pupils' attitudes to learning are exemplary and this, together with their outstanding behaviour, contributes significantly to the very high standards that exist in the school. Outstanding teaching is characterised by well-planned, exciting and enjoyable lessons that have high expectation for all pupils. Work is well matched to the ability of the pupils to help them maximise their potential to make progress.

School leaders and governors have an excellent understanding of the strengths and areas of development for the school. Excellent standards of care are a key feature in the Nursery and Reception classes and these are successfully built upon at every stage so that pupils become secure and confident learners. The curriculum is imaginative and engaging for the pupils.

It provides outstanding opportunities to be creative and is enriched with many high quality visits and sporting events. It prepares them very well for the next stage of their education. Outstanding school leadership shows a clear capacity to continue to secure improvements for the future.

Information about this school

Woodstock Church of England Primary School is an average-sized primary school that has nursery provision. Most pupils come from a White British background. The proportion of pupils from other ethnic groups is small.

The school has mixed age groups in Years 1 and 2 and the numbers on roll are steadily rising. The proportions of pupils for whom English is not their first language is below average. The proportions of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding to support pupils in care, service families and those eligible for free school meals) is below average.

The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school does not provide or use any alternative provision for its pupils, such as teaching in other schools or specialist units.

The school has a Nursery as well as Reception classes that make up the Early Years Foundation Stage. The school is undergoing a major building programme to accommodate more pupils for September 2014. The school meets the government's current floor target standard, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

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