Iron Acton Church of England Primary School

Name Iron Acton Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 16 January 2014
Address Wotton Road, Iron Acton, Bristol, BS37 9UZ
Phone Number 01454228322
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 96 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.1
Local Authority South Gloucestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 6.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

Iron Acton is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. Pupils are taught in mixed-age classes, with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage taught in the same class as pupils in Year 1. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below the national average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above the national average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is well below the national average. This is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or in local authority care. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum requirements for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Key Stage 2.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher sets high expectations and, supported by senior staff and the governing body, checks carefully the work of the school. As a result the good standard of pupils’ achievement and the quality of teaching have been maintained since the previous inspection. Staff carefully track pupils’ progress and provide extra help for pupils who may be falling behind. Lessons and activities are mostly well planned according to the different ages and abilities of pupils who are taught in the same class. Consequently, pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Attainment is above average by the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Behaviour is good. Pupils say there is little bullying and have confidence in staff to help them with any problems. As a result they feel safe and enjoy their time at school. The governing body knows the school well and provides a good balance between supporting senior leaders and questioning them about the work of the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not outstanding partly because : there are occasions when mathematics lessons are not always pitched at the right level for average-ability pupils. The progress of some pupils slows in mathematics, especially in Years 3 and 4.