Oasis Academy Longmeadow

Name Oasis Academy Longmeadow
Website www.oasisacademylongmeadow.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 05 February 2019
Address Broadcloth Lane, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 7HE
Phone Number 01225355511
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 136 (58% boys 42% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 13.6
Academy Sponsor Oasis Community Learning
Local Authority Wiltshire
Percentage Free School Meals 33.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 31.6%
Persisitent Absence 21.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 15.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. There is one full-time Reception class in the early years. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged is higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above national averages. The school has more pupils than the national average who speak English as an additional language. The school converted to become an academy sponsored by Oasis Academy Trust in 2013. Statutory governance is provided by the trust board of Oasis Community Learning. The academy council serves as a local stakeholder group to offer support, guidance and advice to the school. Another aspect of the academy council role is to enhance the relationship between the school and the local community.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Teaching over time has not secured good outcomes for pupils. It is not consistently good across the school. Much of the work to improve teaching, which is going well and leading to significant improvements, is new this academic year and not fully established. Homework is not helping some pupils to move forward in their learning because its quality and application are variable across the school. By the time pupils leave the school, their attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is below average. Pupils do not acquire sufficient knowledge and skills across the full range of curriculum subjects. Overall absence and rates of exclusion, although declining, are not yet in line with the national average. The quality of teaching and provision in the early years requires improvement. Children’s outcomes are not high enough. The school has the following strengths Leadership has strengthened since the previous inspection. The headteacher is building a capable, motivated team, which is having a positive effect on the quality of teaching. Leaders and staff have high expectations of themselves and pupils. Teachers have become more effective at setting work that meets the needs of pupils of different abilities. Pupils now experience greater challenge. Leaders have improved parental engagement and communication between home and school. Pupils’ behaviour is good. Pupils are kind and considerate to others. They exhibit positive attitudes to learning. Pupils are well known and supported by staff. Pupils feel a sense of belonging and are able to thrive in the school. Pupils benefit from a range of extra-curricular clubs and visits, which enhance their experience of school.