Marpool Primary School


Name Marpool Primary School
Website http://www.marpoolprimary.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 15 November 2012
Address Moorfield Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 3QW
Phone Number 01395263961
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 449 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.5
Percentage Free School Meals 10.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.4%

Information about this school

The school is a larger-than-average-sized school of its type. The proportion of pupils who are disabled and those who have special educational needs, either at school action plus, or who have a statement of special educational needs, is above average. The proportion of pupils who join the school at other than the usual times is above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is above average. In 2012, the school exceeded the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school runs a breakfast club and an after-school club, together with on-site provision in ‘The Hub’ for any pupils who may require a more personalised curriculum.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Achievement is good for all groups of pupils. Rates of progress have improved rapidly since the last inspection. The quality of teaching is good. Teachers teach imaginative lessons which contain high challenge. Both pupils and parents and carers appreciate the quality of teaching. Pupils behave well and show a high degree of care for each other and for the school environment. Pupils feel very safe. Effective leaders and managers at all levels have caused rapid and sustained improvements. The experienced and knowledgeable governing body provides support and challenge in equal measure. The excellent leadership of the dynamic headteacher has a given clear vision to staff. Talented, caring teachers and other adults work as a dedicated team to create an environment in which pupils have the opportunity to thrive. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Attainment in English and in mathematics is not yet consistently above national averages. The school does not work well enough with parents and carers to help them to understand how they can help their children to achieve challenging targets. Teachers’ marking does not allow pupils sufficient opportunities to show where they have made the improvements asked of them.