|Name||Mylor Community Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||05 March 2013|
|Address||Comfort Road, Mylor Bridge, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5SE|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||141 (52% boys 48% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.7|
|Percentage Free School Meals||5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0.7%|
Information about this school
This is a smaller than average-sized village primary school. Most pupils attend from the local community. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in a Reception class with some younger Year 1 pupils. Pupils from Key Stage 1 are taught in mixed-age groups, but in Key Stage 2 they are taught in year groups. Almost all pupils are White British, with very few pupils from different ethnic heritages. There are no pupils who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average, although the proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, those who are looked after and for children from armed service families, is slightly below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils enjoy school, make good progress and achieve well in all subjects. Their attendance is above average. The quality of teaching is good and continues to improve. This has resulted in pupils’ above average attainment in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 6. Lessons are expertly planned to meet the needs of all pupils, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs. Teachers are supported well by skilled and committed teaching assistants who ensure that all pupils achieve well. Pupils talk enthusiastically about their school. Their excellent attitudes towards their work ensure that they do well. In lessons, and around the school, their behaviour is outstanding. They are very respectful towards each other, their teachers and other adults. The headteacher, supported by his highly effective team of leaders, provides this school with strong leadership. There is a shared pride and passion for the school where everyone really does matter. Developing the pupils to aspire to do their best, in everything they do, is central to the school’s core values of providing opportunities and demanding high expectations. Governors have supported the headteacher in his drive to secure good quality teaching by monitoring teachers’ performance effectively. This has been successful in sustaining pupils’ good achievement. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Teachers do not always move pupils on to activities in lessons that enable them to make better progress. Pupils sometimes spend too long in lessons having to listen to teachers talking. This limits their pace of learning. Teachers do not always provide enough opportunities for pupils to think and learn by themselves to take responsibility for their own learning.