Aldbury Church of England Primary School

Name Aldbury Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 March 2014
Address Stocks Road, Aldbury, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5RT
Phone Number 01442851240
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 84 (56% boys 44% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.0
Percentage Free School Meals 6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.8%

Information about this school

The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. There are three classes, each with pupils of more than one age group. The large majority of pupils are White British and speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils supported by school action is above average and the proportion supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is in line with national averages. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher and governing body are very ambitious for the school and have worked well together to raise standards of teaching and achievement since the last inspection. Pupils across the school make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils have very positive attitudes to learning. They behave consistently well and this contributes significantly to their good progress and the school’s harmonious atmosphere. Pupils take equal pride in their school work and caring for each other. The school encourages pupils to read widely and develop a love of reading. Many attractive areas are filled with a good range of books pupils can read, both inside and outside the building. Pupils feel safe at school and parents and carers are almost unanimous in their praise for the school’s caring and supportive approach. A creative and imaginative range of topics and subjects strongly support the pupils’ good learning and encourage their thirst for knowledge. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding. Staff do not yet ensure that all groups of pupils make equally rapid progress. Teachers do not always make sure pupils follow the precise guidance given in marking.