|Name||Elworth CofE Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||11 September 2018|
|Address||School Lane, Elworth, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 3HU|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||311 (53% boys 47% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||19.4|
|Percentage Free School Meals||4.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||4.5%|
Information about this school
Elworth Church of England Primary School is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is below the national average. The school’s most recent section 48 inspection for schools with a religious character took place in March 2018.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school The strengthened senior leadership team has high expectations for staff and pupils. Leaders have successfully improved the quality of education at the school. The effectiveness of governance has improved. Governors understand their roles and responsibilities and hold school leaders to account for pupils’ progress. Pupils’ attainment in reading and writing has improved across the school. Progress in these subjects is strong. Pupils’ progress in mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving is also strong. Leaders have developed a curriculum that engages pupils’ interests and enables them to develop knowledge and understanding in a wide range of subjects. Staff receive regular training and guidance to improve their teaching skills. The overall quality of teaching and learning is good. Teachers plan learning that supports pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, and disadvantaged pupils, to make good progress from their different starting points. The role of middle leaders in making checks on pupils’ progress in their areas of responsibility is now fully developed. Children in early years get off to a good start in school and make good progress in all aspects of their learning. Leaders promote and celebrate diversity well. Pupils have a strong appreciation of different faiths and cultures. Pupils behave well. They are keen to learn, and they take pride in their work. Levels of absence are below the national average. Although teachers’ expectations of what pupils can achieve have been significantly raised, some of the most able pupils are not making the progress of which they are capable. Parents and carers say that pupils are well looked after at school. However, leaders do not always ensure that communication with all parents is effective as it could be to ensure that parents can contribute to their children’s progress.