|Name||Oldbury on Severn Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||22 May 2012|
|Address||Church Road, Oldbury-on-Severn, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1QG|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||51 (54% boys 46% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||12.5|
|Local Authority||South Gloucestershire|
|Percentage Free School Meals||11.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||9.8%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about the school
The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is well below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported at school action plus or who have statements of special educational needs is broadly average. A very large majority of the pupils are White British, and none speaks English as an additional language. The school meets the current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress set by the government. An above average number of pupils join later than the normal time of starting school, particularly in Years 3 to 6. The school is increasing in size, for instance the Reception year group is already full for September.
This is a good school. It is not yet outstanding because pupils’ achievement in writing, whilst good and improving, is not as strong as their achievement in reading or mathematics. Despite efforts to improve it, attendance is still average. The school has a number of strengths, particularly in pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and in the curriculum. These are outstanding and contribute significantly to pupils’ enjoyment of school and their engagement. Pupils are achieving well through the school. Achievement in mathematics has improved significantly since the last inspection, where it was an area identified for improvement. For example, in mathematics, two thirds of Year 6 pupils are on course to gain the higher Level 5 or even Level 6 in the national assessments this term. The key reason for pupils achieving well is the consistently good quality of teaching. Several lessons observed had outstanding features. A noteworthy improvement since the last inspection is the way that teachers’ marking shows pupils how they can improve. Pupils also like the targets set for them, saying that they show them how well they are doing. Pupils are enthusiastic learners and behave well and safely. As a parent rightly commented, ‘The school is exceptionally strong at developing social skills with all ages and groups mixing together and looking after each other.’ Pupils say that all types of bullying are rare, minor and dealt with very well when they occur. Leadership and management are effective. There is a very clear determination to continue on the upward path, shared by all staff and governors. The leadership of teaching has been a key driver of progress and a good range of staff training has been undertaken, focused on specific areas for development.