Crowmarsh Gifford Church of England School

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Crowmarsh Gifford Church of England School

Name Crowmarsh Gifford Church of England School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 November 2012
Address Old Reading Road, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8EN
Phone Number 01491836785
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 200 (44% boys 56% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.2
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 1.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.5%
Persisitent Absence 4.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 11%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a smaller-than-average-sized primary school. It has provision for Early Years Foundation Stage children in one Reception class. There is one class per year group. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average, as is the proportion supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (extra government funding to support pupils in the care of the local authority or known to be eligible for free school meals) is much lower than the national average. The school spends funding on extra teaching assistant support and intervention sessions. Pupils associated with the local air force base also receive extra support for social development. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school does not have any form of alternative provision.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well across a wide range of subjects and year groups. The quality of their writing in Year 6 is very good and achievement in mathematics is good across the school. Pupils are proud of the school. They behave well in lessons and around the site. They get on with each other well, feel safe and attendance is high. There is much good teaching which enables pupils to make good progress. Teaching has been consistently effective over a sustained period of time. The headteacher provides strong leadership and has ensured that the school and teaching continually improves. She is respected by all members of the school community. Governors support the school well and hold leaders to account for their work. The school uses its links with a range of churches to ensure that pupils have the opportunity to develop their understanding of spiritual and cultural matters well. Parents spoken to and who responded to the questionnaire on Parent View are very positive about the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although teaching is mostly good, there are a few occasions where it requires improvement. Although the large majority of pupils make good progress, there are a few who are not improving at a fast enough rate in some year groups.