Oake, Bradford and Nynehead VC Primary

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Oake, Bradford and Nynehead VC Primary

Name Oake, Bradford and Nynehead VC Primary
Website www.oakebradfordnyneheadprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 26 February 2019
Address Oake, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1AZ
Phone Number 01823461533
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 112 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.6
Local Authority Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 9.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.7%
Persisitent Absence 17%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Oake, Bradford and Nynehead VC Primary School is smaller than the average primary school. There are four classes and a pre-school. The school is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled school and the last section 48 inspection took place in December 2016. The outcome of this inspection was satisfactory. The governing body has established a pre-school, which offers places for two- to four-year-olds. The school provides before- and after-school childcare for families and this is well supported. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium funding is lower than the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The interim headteacher has made some significant improvements to the school since her arrival. Leaders have reversed the recent decline in attainment and progress of pupils. Pupils are now making stronger progress, leading to improved attainment. School leaders and staff are highly ambitious for the school and the pupils. The governors know their school well. They have taken decisive action to secure high-quality leadership of the school. Middle leaders are confident in their roles. They are clear about the strengths and weaknesses in their subjects. However, they have yet to overcome inconsistencies in teachers’ subject knowledge and use of assessment. Most parents and carers are positive about the school. They value the care and the nurturing environment created by staff. Pupils’ attendance is now in line with the national average. The curriculum prepares pupils well for life in modern Britain. Extra-curricular provision is a strength of the school. The teaching of phonics is good. Pupils are enthusiastic readers and make strong progress. Teachers have high expectations of pupils. However, sometimes the most able pupils are not challenged to reach their full potential in writing and some aspects of mathematics. Pupils enjoy writing and the creation of characters and plots. However, a legacy of weakness in spelling and grammar skills limits the progress of the most able pupils. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are polite and kind to each other. They take pride in their work and standards of presentation are consistently high. Effective teaching in the early years ensures that children get off to a good start. Children make strong progress and are well prepared for Year 1. Safeguarding is highly effective following a review and tightening up of school procedures. All staff contribute to a safe and caring learning environment for pupils.