|Name||Osmaston CofE (VC) Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||19 March 2012|
|Address||Moor Lane, Osmaston, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1LW|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||146 (53% boys 47% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||24.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||6.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||6.8%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about the school
Osmaston CofE (VC) Primary School is a smaller than average-sized primary school. All pupils are taught in mixed-age classes. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is much lower than that found nationally and a well-below average proportion speaks English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is lower than that found nationally. The proportions of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs are similar to the national figures but none have a statement of special educational needs. The school was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the primary school of the year section of the School Sports Matters Awards 2011. It was also recognised in a letter from the Minister of State for Schools as being amongst the 100 top performing primary schools in 2010.The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
This is an outstanding school. Excellent leadership ensures that outstanding teaching enables pupils to reach high levels of attainment. Behaviour throughout the school is outstanding and attendance is high. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly satisfied with the school and a typical comment was that ‘Osmaston is a fantastic school delivering an excellent all-round education’. Most pupils make outstanding progress. This includes pupils with disabilities and those with special educational needs. Rapid progress is seen in all subjects. Teachers set challenging targets and always tell pupils what to do to get to the next level in their learning. Lessons involve a rapid pace of learning and teachers skilfully set work to match the needs of pupils across the age ranges in their classes. Teachers share each others’ best practices in order to maintain the high levels of attainment but there is not a formal system to ensure this continues in the event of any staff changes. Pupils thrive on the rewards they get for all aspects of their learning and for aspects of their social development. They make an excellent contribution to keeping themselves and others safe, for example by active involvement in promotion of internet safety and anti-bullying. Pupils say they feel safe in school and are taught how to keep safe and healthy. The inspirational headteacher is well supported by the governing body and staff in pursuing her vision for enabling pupils to achieve their full potential. This vision is typified by the outstanding sporting successes the school has achieved. Rigorous monitoring and evaluation of teaching, supported by excellent professional development opportunities, has led to outstanding teaching. All aspects of the curriculum are outstanding in supporting pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.