Exton and Greetham CofE Primary School

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Exton and Greetham CofE Primary School

Name Exton and Greetham CofE Primary School
Website http://www.extonschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 26 March 2014
Address Garden Road, Exton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8AY
Phone Number 01572812380
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 58 (65% boys 35% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.1
Academy Sponsor The Rutland Learning Trust
Local Authority Rutland
Percentage Free School Meals 6.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.7%
Persisitent Absence 6%
Pupils with SEN Support 22.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a very small village primary school. There are two classes comprising of Reception/Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. During the day, pupils in Key Stage 2 attended a rehearsal for a dance festival. The closure of Joint Force Harrier Cottesmore in 2011 has led to a decline in the number on roll. Most pupils are of White British heritage and the vast majority speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional money to support those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals) is lower than the national average. The proportions of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is above average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also above average. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The governing body is currently in the process of appointing a permanent headteacher.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Achievement is good in English and mathematics. Children make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage, especially in learning their letters and sounds. Good teaching is strong in improving the key basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils behave well, feel safe in school and believe that it is a good place to learn. The acting headteacher has been determined to make improvements in pupils’ achievement and the quality of teaching. The staff know the pupils very well and check their progress often so that any pupil falling behind is supported and helped to catch up. The governing body has made improvements to its committee structure and has a good understanding of the school’s performance. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is some inconsistency in the quality of teaching between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Pupils are sometimes not clear about what they are expected to achieve by the end of each lesson. Marking does not always show pupils how to improve their work. The quality of handwriting and presentation is uneven across key stages.