|Name||Offwell Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||04 March 2014|
|Address||Offwell, Honiton, Devon, EX14 9SA|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||79 (44% boys 56% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||15.5|
|Percentage Free School Meals||15.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||29.1%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils attending the school are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils entering or leaving the school at other than the normal times is above average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action matches the national average. The proportion of pupils supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. Only a very small number of pupils are supported by the pupil premium.The pupil premium is additional funding for children in local authority care, children from service families and those known to be eligible for free school meals. Currently, there are no children in local authority care or children from service families attending the school. The children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are accommodated in a combined Reception and Year 1 class. Other pupils are also taught in mixed-age classes. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school has experienced significant changes in teaching staff and in the governing body since the previous inspection.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils achieve well and attain above average standards by the end of Year 6. Pupils make good progress because teaching is good and some is outstanding. Many pupils develop their speaking, listening and mathematical skills extremely well. Teachers and teaching assistants share good relationships with pupils and value their work. Pupils love books; reading skills are extended well at school and at home. Staff encourage pupils to express and share their ideas; consequently they enjoy learning. The behaviour of pupils is good. Pupils have lots of friends and attend well. The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good; consequently pupils feel safe. Pupils enrich their learning by taking part in regular church and community events. Senior staff and governors have worked well to secure good teaching and pupils’ achievement. Leaders and managers, including governors, are working more closely together and bringing improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Pupils’ handwriting and punctuation skills are not developed consistently well enough. The headteacher and governors have not yet secured good relationships with some parents and carers.