|Name||Husborne Crawley Lower School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||25 September 2012|
|Address||School Lane, Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, MK43 0UZ|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||Unknown|
|Local Authority||Central Bedfordshire|
|Percentage Free School Meals||14.5%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||10.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is much smaller than average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is lower than average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is lower than average. Most of the pupils are White British. Nearly all pupils speak English as their first language. Fewer pupils than average are eligible for the pupil premium. The current acting headteacher took up her post three weeks before the start of the inspection. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Children enjoy their time in the Early Years Foundation Stage and quickly learn new skills. Pupils’ attainment is well above average in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 2. Pupils make rapid progress in these subjects across the school because they are taught well. Teachers plan interesting lessons and involve pupils well in improving their work. Teachers provide more difficult work for pupils who are particularly able. Teachers and other adults work well together to help pupils who struggle with communication, reading, writing or mathematics. Pupils are proud of their school and this shows in their very good behaviour and in their outstanding concern for other pupils. Pupils really enjoy coming to school, feel safe and attend very regularly. Leaders have improved teaching by setting up different ways to find out how well each pupil is doing. Leaders have improved the way that writing is taught by providing effective training and expert advice. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There are a few lessons where teachers miss opportunities to plan or reshape a task so that they get the best out of each pupil.