|Name||Langford Village Community School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||05 June 2013|
|Address||Peregrine Way, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 6SX|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||449 (53% boys 47% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22|
|Percentage Free School Meals||2.4%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||14%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||31%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||Yes|
Information about this school
Langford is a large primary school serving the Langford Village estate on the outskirts of Bicester. Most pupils are of White British heritage and there are a few from a range of other ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils identified as having a statement of special educational needs or at school action plus is close to the national average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action is well below average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional money provided by the government for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from service families) is well below average. There are no pupils from the latter two categories. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, nursery children are enrolled on a part-time basis and share a large unit with the two Reception classes. The school provides a breakfast club and after-school care. At the time of this inspection the headteacher had been in post for two months. Previous to that the two deputy headteachers shared the role of acting headteacher. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Achievement is good. Children get off to a good start in the Nursery and Reception classes. Pupils achieved above average outcomes in the 2012 national tests for 11 year olds and are on track to do so again. The large majority of teaching is good and this enables pupils to make good progress and enjoy learning. The teaching of reading is particularly effective and pupils build on the good skills they develop in the Early Years Foundation Stage across other year groups. Pupils behave well and feel safe in school. They get on well together, have positive attitudes to their learning and are proud of their school. Senior leaders, staff and governors have worked with determination to ensure that the school has improved since the last inspection. The newly appointed headteacher has quickly gained the confidence of pupils, parent, carers and staff. It is not yet an outstanding school because: There is not enough outstanding teaching and there are a few lessons that require improvement. Although the teaching of mental mathematics has improved since the last inspection it has still not ensured that all pupils in the current Year 6 are on track to achieve good progress, because a few have not yet made up for previous lost ground. There are inconsistencies in the progress of those pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium; many of these pupils progress well but a few do not. The information to governors about how this group progresses is too general.