Aston All Saints CofE (A) Primary School

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Aston All Saints CofE (A) Primary School

Name Aston All Saints CofE (A) Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 07 February 2012
Address Lodge Lane, Aston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S26 2BL
Phone Number 01142872100
Type Academy
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 208 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.7
Academy Sponsor The Diocese Of Sheffield Academies Trust
Local Authority Rotherham
Percentage Free School Meals 4.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.9%
Persisitent Absence 8.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the school

This is an average-sized primary school. There are more girls in the school than is usual. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is well-below average. A well-below average proportion of pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds. All pupils speak English. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average, but the proportion supported at School Action plus, or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The school meets the current floor standard. The school holds several awards, including Investors in People and the Artsmark. Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

Key Findings

This is a good school. The strongly held values of respect, tolerance and understanding are consistently applied by adults and quickly adopted by pupils. This ensures that pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. Achievement is good. From broadly average starting points, pupils make good progress to reach above-average attainment in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school’s accurate assessment and tracking procedures clearly indicate accelerating progress and rising attainment. Previous inconsistencies in measuring attainment at the end of Key Stage 1 have been eradicated. Recent improvements in the quality of teaching are gathering momentum. No group of pupils underachieves. Teaching is good throughout the school. All lessons are characterized by excellent relationships between adults and pupils, and by pupils’ very positive attitudes to learning. There are good systems to identify pupils who may need additional support to boost their learning. Skilful questioning by teachers helps pupils clarify their learning and challenges them to think more deeply. On a few occasions, teachers’ planning does not take enough account of pupils’ previous learning so that they are challenged to reach a higher level. Though always celebratory and successfully building confidence, marking does not always clearly inform pupils what they need to do to improve, so that they can make even better progress. Behaviour is consistently good and pupils have a good understanding of how to keep safe. They take very good care of each other and are proud of the learning environment. They say that bullying is very rare. Pupils are trusted to work independently and almost all have some personal responsibility within school. Leadership and management are good at all levels because the headteacher has built a strong team who share the same ambitions and aspirations for the pupils in their care. School self-evaluation is accurate. Staff morale is high, and their commitment is recognised by parents, carers and pupils alike.