Muxton Primary School

Name Muxton Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 January 2013
Address Marshbrook Way, Muxton, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 8SA
Phone Number 01952387690
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 415 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.7
Local Authority Telford and Wrekin
Percentage Free School Meals 7.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.4%
Persisitent Absence 3.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Muxton Primary is a larger than average primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage and very few speak English as an additional language. None is at the early stages of learning English. The proportion of pupils receiving additional funding through the pupil premium (those known to be eligible for free school meals, children of forces families and those in local authority care) is low. A below average proportion of pupils are supported at school action and the proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. Pupils are taught in either single or mixed-age classes. Currently there are mixed-age classes for some of the Reception and Year 1 pupils, some of the Year 2 pupils and some pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. There is a nursery on site for three to four-year-olds. This is run independently of the governing body and subject to a separate inspection. During the current school year, the school will be expanding to meet the demand from local development resulting in an increase of the local population. There is a three classroom extension underway that will eventually increase the numbers on roll from 350 to 420.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Achievement is good overall. In the Early Years Foundation Stage and Years 5 and 6 pupils’ progress is outstanding. Standards in English and mathematics are rising steadily and are consistently well above the national average. Teachers’ high expectations and effective use of assessment to plan pupils’ next steps for learning means that pupils learn well and often rapidly. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding and they are keen to learn. They are very safe in school. Most parents and carers speak highly of the school’s work; links with parents are good. Highly effective leadership and management at all levels have enabled the school to improve greatly in many important areas of its work since its last inspection. This shows the capacity to improve further. Senior leaders and the governing body have used their checking of teaching very well to improve its quality and raise standards further. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although pupils’ achievement has been good for some time, there has not been the same sustained improvement in English as there has been in mathematics. Very occasionally, teaching insufficiently challenges more-able pupils.