Husborne Crawley Lower School

Name Husborne Crawley Lower School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 25 September 2012
Address School Lane, Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, MK43 0UZ
Phone Number 01525280232
Type Primary
Age Range 4-9
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
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.