Myddle CofE Primary School

Name Myddle CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 01 May 2013
Address Myddle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3RP
Phone Number 01939290834
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 119 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 29.5
Local Authority Shropshire
Percentage Free School Meals 6.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.8%
Persisitent Absence 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 19.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school and pupils are taught in three mixed-aged classes. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (the additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority) or the service children premium (the additional government funding for pupils from armed forces families) is well below average. Around a tenth of pupils who are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs with a similar proportion supported through school action. Both of these are around the average. The school has received a number of awards, including Healthy Schools and Artsmark. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school runs a breakfast club, Sunrise and an after-school club, Sunset Extended Schools Service. There is an independent preschool on the school site which is inspected separately. In February 2012, the school was given a notice to improve. The school received a monitoring visit in October 2012, when it was judged to be making good progress in addressing the issues for improvement and in raising the pupils’ achievement.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Children make a good start in the Reception Year. They are confident and respond well to stimulating activities which help them make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Pupils’ achievement in reading is excellent. It is good in writing and mathematics. Teaching is always at least good as it meets the needs of the different abilities of children and pupils in the mixed-aged classes. Teachers regularly check on how well pupils are working and make suitable changes to the work so all pupils achieve well. The quality and frequency of marking is good and has improved since the previous inspection. Pupils’ outstanding behaviour and high attendance contribute well to a happy and supportive school. Pupils have an excellent understanding of how to keep themselves safe, including contributing to the school’s risk assessments for educational visits. Leaders and managers, including the governing body, have been very effective in overcoming the weaknesses identified in the previous inspection, particularly in improving the quality of teaching. The school shows an outstanding capacity to carry on improving. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Achievement is not outstanding because older pupils have had to make up for the slower progress made in previous years. In mathematics lessons, teaching does not always make sure that pupils understand the concepts being covered. Pupils do not get enough opportunities to write at length when they are working on their topics. Teachers do not always give questions to extend pupils’ learning or check their understanding.