All Saints Babbacombe CofE Primary School

Name All Saints Babbacombe CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 January 2014
Address Quinta Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3RN
Phone Number 01803329131
Type Academy
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 207 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.3
Academy Sponsor Exeter Diocesan Education Network (Eden)
Percentage Free School Meals 12.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.3%

Information about this school

This is a slightly smaller than average sized primary school with strong links to the local parish church. The headteacher is a Local Leader of Education. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding for children in local authority care, those known to be eligible for free school meals and pupils with a parent or carer in the armed services)) is average. The proportion of pupils who are disabled or have special educational needs is above average, as are the proportions supported at school action and those supported at school action plus or with a statement. The school meets the current government’s floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. It is certainly a place where the school motto of ‘Learning together, growing together and worshipping together’ takes place on a daily basis. It is a strong Christian community where high-quality relationships at every level contribute to the sense of family and everyone is valued and cared for equally. All groups of pupils make good progress in writing and mathematics and particularly good progress in reading, which is taught well throughout the school. Pupils and parents and carers report that behaviour is good in the school and, because : of the high-quality relationships, bullying is almost non-existent. Pupils are proud of the school and take pride in their work. Leaders and managers, including the governing body, have made sure that teaching is good and continuing to improve to raise achievement further. The actions taken have improved reading and made sure that pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium achieve as well as their peers in the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because: In a few lessons, activities do not always provide enough challenge, especially for the most able. There are not yet enough opportunities for all staff to learn from others in a wide range of partner schools.