|Name||Oakmeadow Church of England Primary and Nursery School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||04 May 2016|
|Address||Longmeadow Site, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 0NU|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||452 (54% boys 46% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||26.8|
|Percentage Free School Meals||4.7%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0.9%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||15.3%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. Nearly all pupils are of a White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority) is below average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is below average. The proportion with a statement of educational needs or an education, health and care plan is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school The inspirational headteacher, ably supported by other senior leaders, provides highly effective leadership and works with governors to drive school improvement forward. Together, they have secured rapid improvements since the last inspection and developed a strong culture for good teaching and learning across the school. Teaching has improved and is now good. Consequently, pupils’ outcomes are good and rising rapidly across the school. Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education. Progress and attainment in writing have increased rapidly because of the carefully planned approach to teaching. Pupils are courteous, respectful and friendly. Their conduct around the school is excellent. Children get off to a very rapid start in the early years, where they are very well taught and supported by all the adults who work with them. Since the previous inspection, the governing body has taken effective actions to hold the school to account and improve the quality of teaching and outcomes for pupils. The school is successful in creating a safe and secure environment where pupils recognise that everyone has their welfare at heart. Staff provide strong pastoral care to promote pupils’ welfare effectively. Safeguarding is highly effective. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school. Pupils enjoy opportunities to undertake positions of responsibility in the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Standards and progress in reading are not as rapid as those seen in mathematics and writing. There are variations in the effectiveness of pupils’ daily reading sessions. A few pupils do not have a correct pencil grip and have not developed a fluent handwriting style. The teaching of artistic learning occasionally lacks depth. On a few occasions, pupils do not give full attention to their teacher or their learning tasks.