Oldmixon Primary School


Name Oldmixon Primary School
Website http://www.oldmixonprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 15 October 2013
Address Monkton Avenue, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, BS24 9DA
Phone Number 01934812879
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 230 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.3
Academy Sponsor Extend Learning Academies Network
Local Authority North Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 27.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.7%
Persisitent Absence 11.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is an average size primary school. Most pupils come from a White British background. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children in local authority care and children with a parent or carer in the armed forces, is above the national average. Currently there are very few children with a parent or carer in the armed forces and very few children in local authority care. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action is below the national average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. In September 2013 the school acquired a co-operative trust with the Weston-Super-Mare education trust which comprises five local primary schools. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school All groups of pupils achieve well. Attainment is rising in both key stages as a result of pupils’ faster progress in all subjects. Teaching is good across the school. Teachers question pupils very effectively to develop their understanding. Very positive relationships help to create an excellent learning atmosphere. Reading is taught thoroughly and most pupils make strong progress. Attainment is above national levels in Year 2 and Year 6, with an increasing number working at the higher levels. The provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage is exceptionally well organised so that children develop good speaking and listening skills quickly. Pupils show exemplary attitudes to their work and these make a strong contribution to their effective learning in lessons. Their behaviour is outstanding and they enjoy all aspects of school life. The strong senior leadership team inspires teachers to keep improving their work by providing them with well-targeted support and by checking their work rigorously. Well-informed governors give good levels of support and challenge to the school’s leaders. They have a clear view of how well the school is performing and manage the school’s finances effectively. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The proportion of outstanding teaching is not yet high enough to ensure all pupils’ progress is rapid and sustained across all subjects. Subject leaders do not contribute enough to whole-school evaluation.