Eardisley CofE Primary School


Name Eardisley CofE Primary School
Website http://www.eardisleyschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 26 June 2018
Address Eardisley, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR3 6NS
Phone Number 01544327262
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 106 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.3
Percentage Free School Meals 4.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.5%

Information about this school

The school is smaller than most primary schools. Pupils come predominantly from a White British background. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is below average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is above average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher has an ambitious vision for the school and is determined to see it succeed. Leaders, staff and pupils share her views. The early years is a strength of the school. As a result of effective transition arrangements, children start Reception ready to learn. Teaching in the early years is inspirational and all children make rapid progress. Pupils reflect the school’s core values of ‘determination’, ‘friendship’ and ‘joy’ in all aspects of their school life. They are proud to attend Eardisley CofE Primary School and their good behaviour reflects this. Good teaching ensures that the majority of current pupils are making good progress. They are on course to achieve the standards expected for their age. The progress of disadvantaged pupils is improving. The governing body supports and challenges school leaders effectively. Governors have a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the school and they are relentless in their actions to pursue improvement. Teachers’ strong subject knowledge and the effective use of questioning ensure that learning is deepened for the majority of pupils. Across the school, pupils have developed a passion for reading. They speak keenly about their love of reading. Pupils are safe and well cared for. Attendance continues to rise and is now above the national average. The curriculum is well planned and underpinned by the school’s core values. It offers pupils a wide range of exciting and engaging learning experiences which stimulate their imagination and interest. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about all aspects of the school. They appreciate the approachability of staff and the organisation of the school. They comment that their children are happy at school. Teachers sometimes set work which does not challenge the most able pupils and, as a result, too few reach the highest standards of attainment. Leaders monitor teaching and pupils’ progress carefully. They have a range of improvement plans in operation across the school. However, these strategies are not sufficiently focused to further improve the quality of teaching and learning.