Offley Endowed Primary School

Name Offley Endowed Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 27 February 2013
Address School Lane, Offley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 3AT
Phone Number 01462768392
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 119 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.4
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 13.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.5%
Persisitent Absence 2.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is significantly smaller than the average primary school. Since the previous inspection the school has undergone significant change, predominantly the appointment of a new headteacher in September 2011. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and who speak English as an additional language is lower than average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported at school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, and for whom the school receives additional funding (the pupil premium) is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor targets, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Achievement is good. Pupils’ progress has improved since the last inspection and is now good in all year groups. The school provides good additional adult support for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs. As a result these pupils achieve well. Pupils’ behaviour in lessons, around the school and outside of school is consistently good. They are proud of their school, are keen to learn and enjoy coming to school. Attendance is above average. Teaching in all subjects is good and sometimes outstanding. Teachers plan interesting and engaging lessons to enthuse and motivate pupils. Children make good progress in the Reception class, where teaching and provision are good. Governors and staff, including office and support staff, have successfully focused on improving pupils’ experiences of learning. Families from all religions and backgrounds are respected and hold the school in high regard. Pupils feel safe and well looked after. They are encouraged to take an active part in school life, acting as buddies to younger pupils and as representatives on the school council. The headteacher provides inspirational leadership and is determined in her drive to ensure that all pupils succeed. She sets high standards for all members of the school community and does not settle for anything but the best. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils are not sufficiently encouraged to extend their own learning and use their writing skills in a range of ways across all subjects. Pupils do not make as rapid progress in mathematics as they do in reading and writing.