Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
- The vast majority of pupils make consistently good progress across Key Stages 1 and 2 in reading, writing and mathematics. This includes those pupils with special educational needs, disadvantaged pupils and those who speak English as an additional language.
- The attainment of pupils in all subjects at the end of Key Stage 1 has improved steadily for several years and is now in line with the national average.
- Although standards at the end of Year 6 declined in 2013, they rose quickly in all subjects in 2014 and are now higher than at the last inspection.
- Teaching is typically good and improving. There are very strong relationships between staff and pupils and this helps them to learn well. Effective questioning and well-planned work contribute to pupils’ good achievement.
- Behaviour is good and pupils feel safe. Staff help pupils to develop a strong sense of responsibility towards following the school rules and ‘Staying on Green’.
- After a period of uncertainty in leadership, the newly appointed headteacher has brought stability. Along with other leaders, he has successfully built on the strengths of the school and put in place robust procedures that are having a successful impact on improving the school’s performance.
- Members of staff are overwhelmingly positive about all aspects of the school.
- The wide range of subjects and activities offered by the school supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding very well.
- The leadership and management of Nursery and Reception classes are good. Teachers’ accurate assessment of how well children are doing, good teaching, and effective care and support ensure that they make good progress. Most enter Year 1 with the skills and abilities expected for their age.
- Governors know the school well and give good support to school leaders.