Hadnall CofE Primary School

Name Hadnall CofE Primary School
Website http://www.hadnallcofeprimary.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 02 April 2014
Address Astley Lane, Hadnall, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4BE
Phone Number 01939210323
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 86 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.2
Percentage Free School Meals 7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

Hadnall is a smaller than average-sized primary school. Nearly all pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, in local authority care or from a family with a parent in the armed forces) is below the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils’ achievement throughout the school is good. They make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics and are set to reach above average standards by the end of Year 6 this year. Pupils are well prepared for secondary school. Teachers show that they have high expectations by setting pupils demanding tasks. They plan and teach lessons that pupils find very interesting. Pupils say they are very happy and feel very safe in school. Their behaviour in class and around the school is good. Pupils are very keen to learn and enjoy taking responsibility. Pupils have many opportunities to develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness. Parents are very happy with the quality of education the school provides. Leaders’ checks on the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement are frequent and rigorous. Their plans to improve the school and the training given to staff have been successful. The school is very well placed to improve even further. The governing body provides a good level of challenge and support to the headteacher and staff. It makes sure that the school meets all legal requirements. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Marking does not always provide pupils with detailed instructions about how they can make their work even better and pupils are not always encouraged to take notice of their teachers’ comments. Progress in mathematics is not as rapid as it is in English because pupils’ skills at solving mathematical problems are not fully developed and older pupils do not all know their targets in the subject.