Milton Church of England Primary School


Name Milton Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.milton.cambs.sch.uk/website
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 18 September 2014
Address Humphries Way, Milton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 6DL
Phone Number 01223508783
Type Academy
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 382 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.3
Academy Sponsor The Diocese Of Ely Multi-Academy Trust
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Percentage Free School Meals 5.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 31.4%

Information about this school

The school is considerably larger than most primary schools. The large majority of pupils are from a White British background. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is increasing. Few pupils are supported by the pupil premium, which is additional funding for disadvantaged pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority. The proportions of disabled pupils and those who are supported at school action, school action plus or through a statement of special education needs are all below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Achievement across the school is good. Pupils make particularly rapid progress in Key Stage 1. Standards at the end of Year 6 are consistently above average in reading and mathematics, and improving quickly in writing. As a result of action taken by the leadership team, the progress of pupils who have special educational needs and those who speak English as an additional language has improved this year and is now good. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make good progress as a result of consistently good teaching, and as a result they are well prepared for Year 1. Teaching assistants are highly effective in supporting pupils in their learning. Most teachers plan interesting lessons that enable different ability groups to make good progress in their learning. Pupils’ behaviour is good. They have a positive attitude towards learning and are responsive to the expectations of teachers. Behaviour in lessons and around the school is good. The pupils are polite and courteous towards one another and adults. The school is a safe environment. Pupils say they feel safe at school, a view supported by almost all parents who expressed a view. Governors have a determination to make the school outstanding. They have a good understanding of the daily work of the school, they monitor standards rigorously and contribute well to improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all teachers have the same high expectations or pay sufficient attention to the way in which pupils present their work, so the quality varies across the school. In some classes teachers are not ensuring that pupils write neatly. Higher ability pupils are not given enough opportunities to extend their knowledge and skills. The activities provided do not encourage them to study topics in more depth.