Oxon CofE Primary School


Name Oxon CofE Primary School
Website http://www.oxon.shropshire.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 12 May 2016
Address Racecourse Lane, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 5BJ
Phone Number 01743351948
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 421 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.9
Local Authority Shropshire
Percentage Free School Meals 4.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.1%
Persisitent Absence 2.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Oxon CE Primary School is a large school. The early years comprises two Reception classes with 60 children aged four and five who all attend full time. The school accommodates a before- and after-school club which is managed privately and is not part of this inspection. Most pupils, nearly nine out of ten, are White British. Other pupils come from a range of backgrounds representing minority ethnic groups. A very small number of pupils speak English as an additional language. The percentage of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is lower than that of most schools. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school offers support to other local schools, for example, in special educational needs provision and management. The headteacher also advises other schools and headteachers locally and is a local leader of education. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher provides outstanding and visionary leadership. He has been determined and successful in providing the very best teaching. The headteacher is extremely well supported by the deputy headteacher and other leaders who share his commitment to providing the very best for pupils across the school. Pupils make outstanding progress from their different starting points. The very large majority of pupils reach or exceed age-related standards in reading, writing and mathematics. The youngest children get off to an excellent start in the Reception classes as a result of outstanding teaching, strong leadership and highly effective support for children and families. Teachers receive excellent support and training from leaders. This has led to considerable improvements and outstanding teaching. Pupils reach high standards by the end of key stage 1. There have been significant improvements to teaching so that pupils make good progress in Year 1. However, pupils could still be doing better by building on the excellent start made in the early years. The curriculum is a real strength of the school and is enriched by an extensive programme of creative and performing arts and sport. The staff provide exceptional care, teaching and support for disadvantaged pupils who achieve as well as others across the school. Teachers’ assessments and well-planned support, ensure that pupils who have special educational needs or disability make outstanding progress. Leaders have devised helpful assessment systems as part of the revised national curriculum without levels. They recognise that further refinements and adjustments to assessments are needed to maintain standards and pupils’ current progress. Leaders and staff place a strong emphasis on the school’s core values which successfully promote tolerance, respect for others and outstanding behaviour. The teaching and curriculum provided are successful in promoting pupils’ outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils are very well prepared for the next stage in their education and for life in modern Britain. The school goes above and beyond what is required to ensure that pupils are safe. Governance is strong. Governors share the headteacher’s high aspirations. They are skilled, knowledgeable and rigorous in holding leaders to account. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB