Acle St Edmund Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Name Acle St Edmund Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 May 2015
Address Fletcher Way, Acle, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 3RQ
Phone Number 01493750322
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 186 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.4
Percentage Free School Meals 23.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.1%

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. There are five single-age classes and two mixed-age Year 3 and 4 classes. Reception children attend full time. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority) is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment by the end of Year 6. The school has been supported by a National Leader of Education from St Mary’s C of E Primary, Barnet. The deputy headteacher and the special needs coordinator have joined the school since the previous inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The school has made good progress since the previous inspection. Leaders, managers and governors have improved teaching and achievement so that they are now good. Teachers have good subject knowledge and make clear to pupils what they want them to learn. This helps pupils to achieve well. Children make good progress in the early years. They enjoy a stimulating range of learning activities. Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are outstanding. They have a thirst for knowledge and work together extremely well. Pupils say that they feel completely safe at school. This is a view shared by almost all parents. The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. Pupils embrace the school’s deeply held values. A wide range of visits enriches their educational experiences. The governing body holds leaders to account well. Governors have a good understanding of what the school does well and where it could improve further. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The most-able pupils are not always given demanding enough work to do in science, especially in Years 3 and 4. The school’s system for marking and feedback in mathematics is not as effective as that in literacy.