|Name||Otterbourne Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||25 March 2015|
|Address||Main Road, Otterbourne, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2EQ|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||261 (49% boys 51% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.6|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0.4%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||6.9%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||Yes|
Information about this school
This is an average-sized primary school. The school caters for primary-aged pupils from the local area and nearby villages. A smaller than average proportion of pupils have special educational needs. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is below average. This is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after. Additional primary school sports funding is provided for the school. There is full-time early years provision for children from the age of five. Children have their own discrete accommodation which includes an outdoor learning area The school works closely with two local partner schools, St. Francis Church of England Primary School and Knightwood Primary School The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations of pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school The headteacher pursues excellence in every aspect of the school. She shows this by rigorous and successful training for staff so that pupils’ achievement has improved since the previous inspection, and is now outstanding. Other leaders and governors are highly supportive of the headteacher. They have ensured that all groups of pupils achieve outstandingly well due to very rigorous checks on teaching. A high proportion of pupils make outstanding progress in English and mathematics during their time at the school. This has been sustained over the past five years. Pupils’ achievement in English and mathematics is in the top 20% of all schools nationally. The governing body has increased its skills and has a very accurate view of the school’s work. Governors regularly challenge leaders and hold them to account. Governors ensure that additional government funding enables eligible pupils to achieve at least as well as their classmates and sometimes better. Parents are overwhelmingly pleased with their children’s education and the quality of support on offer. A very wide range of subjects and topics are provided for pupils. These sustain a thirst for knowledge, and support pupils’ academic and personal development extremely well Provision to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is exceptional. Regular trips into the community to visit theatres, including to the opera, help to enrich pupils’ lives. Behaviour is outstanding in and around the school. Pupils get on very well together and are safe at school. Pupils enjoy every aspect of their experiences at the school. They show this by their attendance, which is much higher than in most other schools. Teaching is outstanding. Exceptionally well-planned and challenging tasks fully engage all groups of pupils in learning. School staff are very proud to work at the school and are extremely supportive of leadership. Children get off to an excellent start in the Early Years Provision. They benefit from very effective resources and activities that engage their interests and help them to achieve exceptionally well.