Oakfield Primary School

Name Oakfield Primary School
Website http://www.oakfield.essex.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 October 2012
Address Scott Drive, Wickford, Essex, SS12 9PW
Phone Number 01268734343
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 419 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.4
Local Authority Essex
Percentage Free School Meals 5.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.7%
Persisitent Absence 6%
Pupils with SEN Support 20%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

The school is significantly larger than average. Six new members of staff were appointed in September, two of whom are Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and for whom the school receives additional income (the pupil premium) is significantly below the national average. Most pupils are White British. There are significantly fewer pupils from minority ethnic groups than in most schools of this size. The percentage of pupils who are identified for school action is significantly higher than average. The proportion identified for school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly 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. The headteacher, staff and governing body work extremely well together as a team. Teachers’ performance and ongoing training are very well managed. Teaching is good and some is outstanding; this has contributed strongly to pupils’ consistently improving attainment over time. Achievement is good. Standards are average by the time pupils leave and are continuing to rise, particularly the number of pupils achieving the higher levels. The rate of progress made by pupils is good and improving in all key stages and across all subjects. Behaviour is excellent and pupils have extremely positive attitudes to learning. Pupils are very polite to adults and to each other and work extremely well together. Attendance is consistently high and pupils thoroughly enjoy coming to school. They are very proud of their school. Teachers’ marking and feedback are consistently good so that pupils know exactly how well they are doing and how they can improve their work. Pupils really enjoy all the clubs and other activities offered by the school. They particularly like the sporting activities and excel in competitive sports against other schools. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is still some variation in the quality of teaching, particularly where less experienced teachers are still learning their craft at this stage in the school year. The school does not yet have a secure track record of pupils achieving better than expected progress across Years 1 and 2 and Years 3 to 6 in reading writing and mathematics.