Pomphlett Primary School

Name Pomphlett Primary School
Website http://www.pomphlettprimary.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 12 February 2013
Address Howard Road, Plymstock, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 7ES
Phone Number 01752408966
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 285 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.8
Academy Sponsor Horizon Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Plymouth
Percentage Free School Meals 7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.5%
Persisitent Absence 8.3%
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

Pomphlett is an average-sized primary school where most children who attend are from the local area. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in a Reception class. Almost all pupils are from White British backgrounds. A few pupils are from Gypsy, Romany or Traveller families. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average, as is the proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children in local authority care and for children from armed service families, is average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. A private nursery is located on the school site but is inspected separately.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress and achieve well because of the good teaching they receive. They come to school regularly and are keen to learn. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage benefit from good provision and achieve well in this rapidly improving school. This ensures that they have a good start to their school life. Teaching has improved substantially since the previous inspection and is good. This has secured improvements in pupils’ achievement in reading, writing and mathematics. Teachers ensure that lessons are expertly planned to meet the needs of all pupils, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs. Teaching assistants support pupils’ learning well. The headteacher provides the school with inspirational leadership. Along with his committed team, they have established a school where everyone is valued for their contribution, and all are keen to make the school even better for the sake of the pupils. Pupils’ behaviour is good and pupils are highly respectful of adults and each other. Teachers have high expectations, which are understood and reflected in the pupils’ positive attitudes. Pupils are very proud of their school and very much enjoy taking a full part in all activities. Governors provide highly effective support and challenge to leaders to secure improvements, especially in teaching and pupils’ achievement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always move pupils, particularly the more able, on to activities in lessons that help them make faster progress. Pupils are not always clear about what they have to achieve to be successful by the end of the lesson. Teachers are not providing pupils with regular opportunities, especially in mathematics, to review and improve their work. Pupils’ opportunities to think and learn by themselves are sometimes limited by having to spend too much time listening to the teacher talking.