Clive CofE Primary School

Name Clive CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 June 2014
Address The Hill, Grinshill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3LF
Phone Number 01939220385
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 87 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.4
Local Authority Shropshire
Percentage Free School Meals 2.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.3%
Persisitent Absence 10.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils of minority ethnic heritage is lower than average. There are very few pupils who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is much lower than average. The pupil premium is additional funding provided by the government to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and any who any in care. There are very few pupils in care. There is a much lower proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action than is seen in most primary schools, but the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is much higher. Some of these pupils have behavioural needs. All classes, including Nursery and Reception, include two year groups in each class. The school meets the government’s current floor standards. These are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. The school is part of a group of local schools that work informally together to support each other. During the current academic year there has been staffing instability and the headteacher has been absent for an extended period.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Progress in Key Stage 2 is, currently, good in reading, writing and mathematics. In Key Stage 1 progress has improved and has risen to be good. Pupils settle quickly into Nursery and make good progress, especially in reading. The good quality of teaching enables pupils to achieve well. Teaching assistants provide effective additional support for the learning of all pupils. Pupils’ love of reading leads them to read widely beyond school. Teachers’ helpful marking provides regular, detailed feedback to pupils in English and mathematics that helps them improve. Funding for sports has been successfully used to develop a love of physical activity and standards in many sports are high. The headteacher leads with dedication and identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the school clearly. In partnership with governors she acts quickly to make necessary improvements to teaching and achievement. Staff work well as a team and look beyond the school to ensure they keep up to date with developments. Learning mentors make a strong contribution to improvements in behaviour and self-esteem of pupils. Governors check and challenge the school on pupils’ performance and teaching quality. They are dedicated and monitor finance and safety very effectively. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not consistently outstanding because, occasionally, pupils are not challenged enough to think and deepen their understanding. Pupils say their homework is boring and repetitive. It is not fully effective in deepening their learning. Pupils’ learning about how to stay safe online is adequate, but not extensive. The headteacher holds too many responsibilities and other teachers do not have enough opportunities to lead.