Marazion School

Name Marazion School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 19 September 2017
Address School Lane, Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 0DG
Phone Number 01736710618
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 133 (41% boys 59% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 13.9
Local Authority Cornwall
Percentage Free School Meals 17.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 8.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 4.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Marazion Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are of White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is lower than the national average. The number of pupils supported by the pupil premium funding is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below the national average. The numbers of pupils who join the school at times other than normal transition is higher than the national average. There is a breakfast club run by the school. The school meets the current government floor standards which set the minimum standards for attainment and progress in 2016.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since the previous inspection, exceptional leadership and management have ensured a relentless drive to raise standards. As a result, pupils’ achievement is greatly improved. Children in the Reception/Year 1 class make good progress from low starting points and continue to make progress across the school. The proportion of children reaching a good level of development by the end of the early years is rising steadily. By the end of key stage 2, pupils make good progress in reading and mathematics. Disadvantaged pupils do well at this school. They make good progress in key stage 2 in reading, mathematics and reading, writing and mathematics combined. The quality of teaching across the school is good. Teachers have very high expectations of their pupils. They are becoming skilled in checking and extending pupils’ understanding of what they know, understand and are able to do. Teaching assistants also make a very significant contribution to pupils’ learning. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s work. Pupils’ attitudes to learning are excellent. They take great pride in their school and their behaviour is outstanding. They get on really well together and feel very safe in school, as a result of the high priority leaders place on ensuring pupils’ safety and well-being. Leaders and governors have an outstanding strategic vision for the school and an accurate view of the school’s strengths and areas for development. Teamwork and collaboration are essential elements in the school’s approach, leading to considerable improvements since the last inspection. Governors ask challenging questions of leaders as well as supporting the school. There has been steady improvement in pupils’ outcomes since the previous inspection. In 2017, the proportion of pupils in Year 6 reaching expected standards rose in reading, writing and mathematics. However, some pupils who are capable do not reach the higher standards in mathematics by the time they leave the school. The feedback pupils receive about their work helps them to improve. However, some most-able pupils do not routinely produce writing at a deeper level. take