Eastnor Parochial Primary School


Name Eastnor Parochial Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 15 November 2012
Address EASTNOR, CLENCHER’S MILL LANE, LEDBURY, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR8 1RA
Phone Number 01531632509
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 92 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.4
Academy Sponsor The Bishop Anthony Educational Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 2.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.3%

Information about this school

The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school, although there are more pupils than at the time of the last inspection. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority, for whom the school receives additional income (the pupil premium) is well below average. The proportion of disabled pupils, those with a statement of special educational needs or those who need extra support at school action or school action plus is well below that of other schools nationally. They mostly have specific learning difficulties. The majority of pupils are White British and the proportions from minority ethnic families and/or who speak English as an additional language are very low. The headteacher has supported a local school as an executive headteacher and is a lead inspector for Ofsted. The school is part of the Activate network, which seeks to improve education through research. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress, although there are usually not enough pupils in Year 6 to make such comparisons statistically meaningful.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Children get off to a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and pupils from all backgrounds make increasingly rapid progress in English and mathematics as they move through the school. Pupils develop a love of learning because : teachers make lessons lively and demanding and they help pupils to achieve as well as possible. They enjoy many exciting activities, both within the classroom and beyond through visits and after-school clubs. Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable. They are considerate, and use their initiative. They are able to question, discuss and reflect on matters with great maturity. Pupils feel very safe, and know how to keep themselves safe. They look out for others and they say there is no bullying. The headteacher’s passionate aim to improve teaching and learning is shared with all staff. She supports staff very effectively while not being afraid to give difficult messages. The governors are well aware of the school’s strengths, and are very supportive. They also know all about the trends in pupils’ progress, and the reasons for any variations. Parents work very well in strong partnership with the teachers to support pupils’ learning. The school has excellent capacity to continue to improve because of outstanding leadership and a strong commitment among all staff to developing the best within each child.