Acton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Name Acton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 November 2017
Address Lambert Drive, Acton, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0US
Phone Number 01787377089
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 169 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.7
Percentage Free School Meals 6.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Acton CofE VC Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The percentage of disadvantaged pupils is below average. The majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. The school has no statements of SEN or pupils with education, health and care plans, and the percentage of pupils requiring SEN support is less than the national average. The school had been defined as coasting by the regional schools commissioner in 2016. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment in reading, writing and mathematics for Year 6 pupils.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The school’s senior leaders and the governing body have ensured that the school has improved and is now good. Pupils are making increasingly good progress, resulting in the most recent attainment for reading and mathematics at the end of key stage 2 being above the national average. Pupils’ attainment in grammar, punctuation and spelling is lower than the national average. Phonics teaching is good; pupils use their understanding of letters and sounds effectively in their reading. Pupils given additional support are supported well and make good progress. The school has developed rigorous systems that enable teachers to assess pupil progress accurately and track their development. Teachers do not address the gaps in pupils’ learning effectively enough before expecting them to move on to complete more complex work. Pupils are polite and courteous. They are kind to each other. In the early years, children make good progress. This is because the adults know the children well and use this information to plan appropriately. Leadership in the early years is good. Teaching throughout the school is good because of effective leadership, particularly from subject leaders who ensure that teachers’ knowledge is secure. School attendance is above average. The overwhelming majority of children enjoy coming to school. Pupils’ behaviour in school is good. They generally behave well in lessons and understand the school’s high expectations of them. Pupils take pride in the presentation of their work in English and mathematics. Presentation is not so good in other subjects. Links to the local church and the school’s strong set of values ensure that the provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good.