Mawgan-In-Pydar Primary School

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Mawgan-In-Pydar Primary School

Name Mawgan-In-Pydar Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 30 April 2012
Address St Mawgan Village, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4EP
Phone Number 01637860491
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 133 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.3
Academy Sponsor Aspire Academy Trust
Local Authority Cornwall
Percentage Free School Meals 6.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 3.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 15.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the school

Mawgan-in-Pydar is a smaller-than-average primary school. Almost all of the pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who are supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals is below average. There are four classes at the school and all, with the exception of the Reception class, cater for pupils in two school year groups. The headteacher is currently acting as an executive headteacher to another local primary school and is sharing her time between the two schools. A before- and after-school club, which is managed by the governing body, is located on the school site and was therefore included as part of this inspection. The school meets the current floor standards for progress and attainment that are minimum standards expected by the government.

Key findings

This is an outstanding school. The parent/carer who commented that, ‘Mawgan-in-Pydar is a wonderful school – our children have been taught well and given some magical learning opportunities,’ fully reflected the way that parents and carers, pupils and staff feel about this wonderfully cohesive and welcoming school. Pupils’ achievement is outstanding. Children make a flying start in the Reception Year and this rapid and sustained progress continues through the school so that pupils’ attainment is consistently above average by the end of Year 6. The quality of teaching is outstanding. Lessons are exciting and pupils are given tasks that stimulate and challenge them to do their very best. Teaching is planned well by skilled teachers and teaching assistants who systematically assess pupils’ progress to ensure that the work pupils are given matches their individual needs. However, there are rare occasions when pupils are not as fully involved in the assessment of their own work in some subjects as they would like. Behaviour and safety are outstanding. Pupils have a very well developed moral code, say that they feel very safe and are extremely respectful and courteous. Their attitudes to learning are excellent and lessons are always productive. Leadership and management are outstanding, including the leadership and performance management of teaching. All members of staff share an unrelenting desire to do the best they can for all pupils. The shared vision and focus on sustained improvement have ensured that the school has continued to move forward. Highly effective performance review systems, supported by appropriate professional development, reflect the high expectations of the school leadership. This can be best exemplified in the outstanding way that pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development needs are met within the curriculum and this enables pupils to learn and develop holistically.