|Name||Orchard Church of England Primary School, Broughton Astley|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||11 May 2016|
|Address||Blenheim Crescent, Broughton Astley, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE9 6QX|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||179 (53% boys 47% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||3.4%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||3.4%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||8.4%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Nearly all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and disability is below average. The proportion of pupils supported through a statement or through an education, health and care plan is below average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority. The substantive deputy headteacher is currently absent from school on maternity leave and an acting deputy headteacher is in post. The school works in close partnership with the Thomas Estley Learning Alliance, and the headteacher and staff from Sherrier Primary School. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum requirements for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school Pupils make good progress from their starting points in mathematics, reading and writing. Most of the school’s current pupils reach standards securely within age-related expectations, with many reaching standards above those expected for their age in all three subjects. Pupils make good progress in a wide range of subjects across the school. These include science, art, and information and communication technology. Teaching is good. Teachers know their pupils well and plan accurately to meet their needs. As a result, pupils make good progress. The curriculum is broad and balanced. Pupils develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding within a safe and nurturing environment that reflects British values well. Children in the early years have their needs met well in adult-led activities. They make good progress in all areas of learning as a result. Early years leaders plan well to engage and follow children’s interests. Children are well cared for and are secure and confident learners. Pupils enjoy their learning. They are polite, confident and participate fully in the wide variety of experiences the school has to offer. As a result, they leave well prepared for the next stage of their education. The headteacher is inspiring and forthright in her uncompromising determination to bring about school improvement. She is well supported by other senior leaders, and governors, who show an equal commitment to improve outcomes. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all teaching is of the same consistently high quality as some of the most outstanding teaching in the school. Challenge and ambition for the most able pupils is not sufficient to ensure all of these pupils reach the highest levels in learning possible. The early years outdoor learning area does not provide the same level of challenge and stimulation as the indoor classroom. As a result, opportunities for children’s learning are not as well developed there.