Garvestone Community Primary School


Name Garvestone Community Primary School
Website http://www.garvestone.norfolk.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 03 July 2013
Address Dereham Road, Garvestone, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 4AD
Phone Number 01362850315
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 71 (43% boys 57% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.7
Academy Sponsor Unity Education Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 4.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.4%

Information about this school

Garvestone is much smaller than the average primary school. Almost all pupils are White British. A smaller-than-average proportion of pupils is supported by the pupil premium, which provides extra funding to help certain groups. In this school, it applies to pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is above average, and the proportion supported at school action plus or through a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ learning and progress in English and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress from their starting points in both key stages. They attain broadly average standards by the time they leave the school. Achievement in all subjects, and particularly mathematics, has improved over recent years. Teaching has improved. Teaching is good overall, and outstanding in some lessons. Relationships between staff and pupils are strong. Pupils know they are valued and appreciate the support they receive from teachers and teaching assistants. Attendance is usually above average because : pupils enjoy coming to school. Pupils are extremely polite and considerate and they feel very safe and happy in school. Their behaviour and attitudes to learning are outstanding, and this makes a considerable contribution to the good progress they make. Pupils are provided with many memorable learning experiences. Parents are very positive about the school and know that their children are safe, happy and well looked after. The headteacher and the governing body direct the school’s work very well. They have successfully tackled previous weaknesses in teaching and pupils’ achievement. Governors are knowledgeable and hold leaders to account for the school’s performance. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Strategies to improve pupils’ writing that have recently been introduced have not been fixed firmly into daily practice. While most pupils make expected progress in their writing, they have not always reached the highest standards of which they are capable. Key subject leaders have not been given regular opportunities to observe, and comment on, teaching and learning in all classrooms.