Orleton CofE Primary School

Name Orleton CofE Primary School
Website http://www.orleton.hereford.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 27 November 2013
Address Orleton, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 4HQ
Phone Number 01568780366
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 167 (61% boys 39% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.5
Local Authority Herefordshire, County of
Percentage Free School Meals 7.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 5.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Orleton CofE Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils come from White British backgrounds. A few pupils join at times other than the usual starting-point. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium (the additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals) is below the national average. Only a small number of pupils are supported by the pupil premium in each year group. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported by school action or school action plus is below the national average. There are no pupils with a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. Since the last inspection, there have been several changes in staff, including teachers and senior leaders. The headteacher joined the school in September 2012. A number of governors are new to their role, including the Chair of the Governing Body.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Children settle well at school in Reception. They achieve a good level of development by the time they enter Year 1. Standards are average at Key Stage 1 and rising at Key Stage 2. Most pupils make good progress during each key stage. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, and those for whom the school receives extra government funding, benefit from good support and do well. Teaching has improved since the last inspection, and is frequently good or better. Teachers plan lessons which are active and fun, helping pupils to learn well. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They say they feel very safe at school. Pupils enjoy coming to school, and their attendance is above average. Senior leaders make correct judgements about teaching at the school. Good training has helped other staff to become more confident in checking the quality of teaching. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is well developed through their lessons, assemblies and extra activities. The governors provide good challenge and support to the school. They visit regularly to find out how well the school is doing. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding. Teachers do not always ask questions which make pupils think in depth. Not all teachers give pupils enough opportunity to choose how they are going to learn when they are working by themselves. Although teachers mark pupils’ work regularly and write detailed comments, they do not give pupils enough time to follow up their teachers’ guidance or the extra work that they are set.