Radnage Church of England Primary School


Name Radnage Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.radnage.bucks.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 30 April 2019
Address City Road, Radnage, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4DW
Phone Number 01494482167
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 98 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.6
Local Authority Buckinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 0.0%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.1%

Information about this school

The school has recently experienced considerable staffing changes, particularly in leadership roles. The school is currently led by an interim acting headteacher who works at the school for 3 days a week. A substantive headteacher has been recruited and will start in September. Since the previous inspection, the school has expanded its roll to include Years 5 and 6. The school currently accommodates pupils in 4 classes. The early years contains both Reception and Nursery provision. From September, the Nursery will cease. The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. It has very few pupils who are disadvantaged. The proportion of pupils requiring support for special educational needs is lower than the national average. Most pupils are White British. The school’s last statutory inspection of Anglican and Methodist schools took place in November 2015.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Governance is effective. Governors have secured experienced leadership for the school during a period of considerable change. As a result, the school has continued to improve. Safeguarding arrangements are effective. Adaptations to the building have further improved pupils’ safety. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and those who are vulnerable are supported well. Their emotional well-being is cared for particularly effectively by the school’s support team. The quality of teaching is good. Teachers use their strong subject knowledge to structure learning well and help pupils to deepen their knowledge and understanding. Pupils develop into successful learners, because provision for their personal development and welfare is good. A range of effective strategies enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development to ensure that pupils are ready for life in modern Britain. Pupils’ behaviour is good. They enjoy learning, listen attentively in class and work cooperatively with each other. They model the school’s values to a high standard. The early years setting is good. Children enjoy a range of interesting learning experiences. Staff are skilled and support them well in their learning. Children make good progress from their starting points and are ready to achieve well when they start Year 1. The curriculum is broad and interests pupils. However, planning is not yet sufficiently well developed to ensure that pupils build systematic skills across a range of subjects other than English and mathematics. Occasionally, some learning activities do not meet the needs of learners closely enough, particularly for the most and least able pupils. This hinders pupils’ progress. The new assessment systems are beginning to be used to track pupils’ progress. However, sometimes this information is not reviewed sufficiently well to inform teachers’ planning for pupils’ next learning steps.