|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||30 April 2019|
|Address||Heron Way, Kingsteington, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3QY|
|Number of Pupils||51 (52% boys 48% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.0|
|Academy Sponsor||United Schools Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||9.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||5.9%|
Information about this school
The school is a free school academy. It opened in September 2016 and moved into its new premises in January 2019. The school works in partnership with the United Schools Federation. The school currently has four year groups arranged in three classrooms, from Reception to Year 3. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is below the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is slightly higher than national averages. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is lower than the national average. The majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school Effective partnerships across the learning partnership have strengthened leadership at all levels within the school, including the appointment of a new special educational needs leader. Disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive effective support. As a result, they make good progress in most subjects. Teachers use the curriculum effectively to provide a broad range of activities that engage pupils’ interests and help them make good progress. Pupils apply their skills in reading and mathematics exceptionally well. Pupils are keen and enthusiastic readers. They acquire phonics skills well. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school. Pupils have positive attitudes, show high levels of respect and behave well. Children make a successful start in the early years because of good teaching, effective support and stimulating experiences. The school’s action plans do not identify with sufficient precision how those responsible for governance can evaluate the impact of actions and teaching strategies to raise standards. Safeguarding is effective. However, more work needs to be done to ensure that all staff have a strong understanding of the risks associated with administrative errors. Current pupils are making good progress in response to effective teaching. However, some important weaknesses in writing and when applying writing skills in other subjects, such as history and geography, limits pupils’ progress. This includes the most able pupils.