All Saints Benhilton CofE Primary School

Name All Saints Benhilton CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 01 July 2015
Address All Saints Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 3DA
Phone Number 02086446492
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 447 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.1
Percentage Free School Meals 6.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 36.5%

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is below that found in most schools. The pupil premium is additional government funding to support those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those in the care of the local authority. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above average, as is the proportion who speaks English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action plus, or with a statement of special educational needs, is average. The school provides part-time early years provision in the Nursery class and full-time provision in the two Reception classes. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. A Section 48 inspection of the school took place on 23 June 2015.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Leaders and governors acted decisively to successfully reverse a dip in pupils’ attainment in 2014. They have rapidly improved the quality of teaching and lifted pupils’ achievement. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics across the school. The teaching of mathematics has improved substantially. Teachers are more confident about teaching mathematics than in previous years as the result of focused training. As a result, pupils have made faster progress in mathematics this year than in 2014. Pupils in Year 6 are confident mathematicians by the end of Key Stage 2. Teachers make learning stimulating and fun, so that pupils enjoy school. Teachers use questioning effectively to explore pupils’ understanding during lessons. Pupils behave very well throughout the school. Strong relationships ensure that pupils feel well cared for and safe. Pupils who speak English as an additional language make rapid progress in all year groups. Children make good progress and achieve well during early years. They enjoy the wide range of good quality activities. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Small differences in the quality of teaching between classes lead to slight variations in pupils’ progress as pupils move up through the year groups. Teachers’ expectations of the most able pupils are not always high enough. At times, teachers set work which is not sufficiently challenging, so that pupils do not make as much progress as possible. Variations in pupils’ handwriting mean that some write more clearly and fluently than others. Leaders do not always describe targets for school development clearly enough for staff and governors to measure success. Leaders do not always use information about pupils’ progress sharply enough to check the progress different groups are making.