Roxwell Church of England Primary School


Name Roxwell Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Inadequate
Inspection Date 13 February 2019
Address The Street, Roxwell, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4PE
Phone Number 01245248229
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils unknown
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.1
Academy Sponsor Life Education Trust
Local Authority Essex
Percentage Free School Meals 12.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

Roxwell is a small school with a class for early years children and three other, mixed-aged, classes. The headteacher joined the school in January 2015, at the beginning of the term following the previous inspection. The local authority issued a warning notice to the school in November 2016. This was in response to concerns about progress and attainment in both key stage 1 and key stage 2. A school improvement board was responsible for governance between January 2016 and November 2018.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an inadequate school Child protection arrangements are weak. Leaders do not always take appropriate, timely action to protect pupils in response to concerns raised by staff. This puts pupils at risk. Leaders and governors have not ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. The school’s self-evaluation is too generous. Leaders have not identified the most important areas for improvement. Leadership systems are under-developed. As a result, leadership is weak in areas such as safeguarding, behaviour and attendance. Leaders and governors have not ensured that the pupil premium grant is having the impact that it should. Some disadvantaged pupils do not make strong enough progress to catch up. Fixed-period exclusions are used too readily. The challenging behaviour of a very small number of pupils is not dealt with well enough. There is evidence of unlawful exclusion. The overall rate of attendance is below the national average. The attendance of disadvantaged pupils is well below average. Pupils’ knowledge and use of vocabulary and punctuation are less well developed than other areas of the curriculum. The school has the following strengths The school improvement board has been successful in raising the quality of teaching and pupils’ outcomes. These elements of the school are now good. Pupils behave very well in their classrooms and around the school. They are polite, friendly and well mannered. Staff are vigilant. They notice possible signs of abuse and neglect and report their concerns quickly and appropriately to the designated safeguarding lead. Pupils show good attitudes to learning. They enjoy their work and do their best.