Benson Church of England Primary School


Name Benson Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.bensoncofeprimary.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 26 February 2015
Address Oxford Road, Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6LX
Phone Number 01491202502
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils unknown
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.8
Academy Sponsor Diocese Of Oxford
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 6.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium is below average. This provides additional government funding for children who are looked after by the local authority or known to be eligible for free school meals. Children in the Reception class are taught full time. About one third of pupils are from families with a parent or carer serving in the armed forces. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. Some subject leaders are new in post since the last inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The school is very well led by the headteacher. With good support from governors and other leaders, she has successfully improved teaching so that all groups of pupils now achieve well. Governors are highly skilled and very involved in the school. They know its strengths and what it needs to improve further. Pupils benefit from a rich and creative variety of subjects. This interests them and promotes their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. Pupils have excellent relationships with their teachers and other adults at the school. They enjoy their learning, try hard and behave well. Parents are confident that the school keeps their children safe and ensures they make good progress. Teachers know the pupils well. They are skilful in planning activities in lessons which engage and challenge all groups of pupils. Good provision in the early years means that children progress well, with most now reaching a good level of development. Pupils in all year groups are making good progress. Many pupils in the current Year 6 are already working at or above the levels expected by the end of the year. Highly effective provision for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs means they make often exceptional progress from their individual starting points. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers’ expectations of work in some non-core subjects are not as high as in mathematics and English. Pupils do not always receive useful feedback showing how to improve their work in subjects other than mathematics and English.