Oldswinford C of E Primary School

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Oldswinford C of E Primary School

Name Oldswinford C of E Primary School
Website http://www.oldswinford.dudley.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 June 2014
Address Field Lane, Oldswinford, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 2JQ
Phone Number 01384818790
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 417 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.4
Local Authority Dudley
Percentage Free School Meals 2.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1%
Persisitent Absence 3%
Pupils with SEN Support 20.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Oldswinford is much larger than the average primary school. Pupils are taught in two classes in each year group, from Reception to Year 6. The vast majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds, and there are very few who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is very low. The proportion supported through school action plus or a statement of special educational needs is average. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is well below average. This funding is to support pupils in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals. 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. Pupils make outstanding progress in reading and good progress in writing and mathematics. Teachers plan exciting lessons and inspire pupils to become enthusiastic readers and writers. Day-to-day support for pupils who need extra help with their learning makes a strong contribution to their academic achievement and personal development. Pupils’ behaviour inside and outside the classroom is outstanding and they feel very safe at school. Staff are very committed to identifying and trying out new practices and this is driving up standards. Outstanding leadership, supported by the governing body, is successfully focusing on the right actions to improve teaching and achievement in order to make the school outstanding. Children in the Reception Year are helped to develop their literacy and numeracy skills swiftly and make an outstanding start to their education. The school is a very caring and welcoming community and parents feel strongly that their children are happy and safe at school. Pupils enjoy many activities and experiences that develop their skills and understanding in a wide range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural contexts. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils’ progress in mathematics, although good, is not yet as rapid and sustained as in English. The work set in lessons does not always challenge pupils to achieve their very best.