Haselbury Plucknett Church of England First School


Name Haselbury Plucknett Church of England First School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 September 2014
Address North Street, Haselbury Plucknett, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 7RQ
Phone Number 0146072833
Type Primary
Age Range 4-9
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 4.7%

Information about this school

The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional government funding to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after) is well below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is well below average overall. A breakfast club is available for pupils at the school. The headteacher is a local leader of education.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress from their starting points in all key stages, including the Early Years Foundation Stage, and achieve well. Some pupils make outstanding progress in Years 3 and 4. The quality of teaching is good because teachers use assessment well to ensure that work is given that enables pupils to make good progress. There are many opportunities for extended learning, including a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for pupils to enjoy. Pupils have positive attitudes towards their learning. In particular, pupils’ spiritual, moral and social development is all promoted well. All agree that pupils behave well and are polite and considerate towards adults and each other. Consequently pupils feel safe. The headteacher has a strong drive for school improvement and this is shared by teachers. They rigorously check to make sure that pupils do not fall behind in their learning. Pupils are known well as individuals and are cared for well, including those with particular needs. Consequently they grow in confidence and self-esteem. The governing body is well informed about how well the school is doing and gives effective support and challenge. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not consistently check during lessons whether all groups of pupils are making rapid progress and so provide further challenge or support. Teachers do not always make sure that pupils act upon the advice given in marking to improve their work. There are not enough opportunities for all parents of children in the Early Years Foundation Stage to share information about the children or to contribute to their development. While pupils have opportunities to learn about other cultures, their understanding of Britain as a multicultural country is not as well developed.