|Name||Oakhurst Community Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||11 December 2013|
|Address||Pioneer Road, Oakhurst, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 2HY|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||448 (54% boys 46% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||23.4|
|Percentage Free School Meals||8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||11.4%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||10%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
• Oakhurst Community Primary School is much larger than the average-sized primary school. • The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium funding (those eligible for free school meals, those in local authority care and those with a parent or carer in the armed services) is broadly average. • The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is much higher than the national average. • The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is slightly lower than average. • The proportion of pupils who join the school at different points in the school year is much higher than average. • The school meets the government’s floor standards, which are the minimum standards set for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. • Pupils make good and sometimes outstanding progress from their starting points. They leave the school reaching standards which are broadly average. • The experiences children have in the Nursery and Reception classes give them an excellent start to their education. • Reading is given high priority and pupils are encouraged to develop a love of reading from an early age. • Teaching assistants provide good support for pupils of all abilities. • The development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is a significant strength and helps them to become sensitive young people who are a credit to their school. • Pupils, parents, carers and staff all agree that the school is a safe place in which to learn. • The range of subjects and activities offered by the school is interesting and, as a result, pupils really enjoy their learning. • Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary at all times. They try their hardest in lessons and this helps them to learn well. • The headteacher provides exceptionally strong leadership. He is building an effective team around him, including governors, who are all fully committed to ensuring that the school is the best it can be. • All leaders, including governors, know what the school does well and how it can improve. Their plans for improvement focus on the right things and they are taking effective steps to make the changes necessary to improve teaching and pupils’ achievement even further. It is not yet an outstanding school because: • There is not enough outstanding teaching to • Progress in writing is a little slower than in ensure that all pupils make rapid progress. reading and mathematics because pupils are • Teachers do not always use questioning well given too few opportunities to write at length to extend pupils’ learning. in their English lessons and in other subjects.