Okehampton Primary School and Foundation Unit

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Okehampton Primary School and Foundation Unit


Name Okehampton Primary School and Foundation Unit
Website http://www.okehampton-pri.devon.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 July 2013
Address Glendale Road, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1JB
Phone Number 0183752866
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 681 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.6
Academy Sponsor Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Devon
Percentage Free School Meals 15.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5%
Persisitent Absence 6.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Okehampton Primary School and Foundation Unit is a much larger-than-average sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (extra government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after by the local authority and the children of service families) is average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is slightly higher than average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics in Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress and their attainment by the end of Key Stage 2 is starting to overtake national averages. Teaching is good and some is outstanding. Information about pupils’ progress is used well to meet the learning needs of pupils. Pupils enjoy reading and they reach above average standards because they are taught well. Pupils feel safe and they enjoy coming to school because the work they do is interesting. Relationships between staff and pupils are very good and there are high levels of respect. The rich experiences pupils have across the curriculum contribute strongly to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding. Leaders have a clear understanding of what the school does well and what needs to improve and have brought about improvements to teaching and pupils’ achievement. Governors hold leaders to account for the continued improvement of the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not yet enough excellent teaching to ensure that achievement is outstanding. Teachers do not always give pupils time to put into practice the advice they give them when marking their books. Teachers do not always check thoroughly enough whether pupils have fully understood the new learning in the lesson. Teaching assistants do not always allow pupils opportunities to try things out for themselves.