St Bartholomew’s Church of England First School

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St Bartholomew’s Church of England First School

Name St Bartholomew’s Church of England First School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 13 December 2012
Address Kithill, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 8AS
Phone Number 0146072829
Type Primary
Age Range 5-9
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 12.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. It became part of a federation with two local first schools in October 2011. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, is below the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special education needs supported at school action is above the national average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of educational special needs is below average. The large majority of pupils are White British and come from the surrounding area. There is no alternative off-site provision for any pupils.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Over the last year the senior leaders have taken firm action to address any weaker teaching so that it is now consistently good. Pupils make at least the expected progress and many exceed this because the teaching focuses well on meeting pupils’ needs and engages their interests. Achievement is good. Attainment is rising year on year so that more pupils are reaching levels above those expected for their age by the time they leave in Year 4. Pupils are making exceptional progress in reading because it is taught very thoroughly across the school. They are developing a love of books as well as the essential skills to handle a variety of texts. Pupils are very committed to their learning and show good levels of engagement in lessons. They behave well in and around the school because of the effective system for managing their behaviour. The school’s leaders have made improvements to the quality of teaching by supporting colleagues through appropriate training and the robust checking of their work. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Occasionally the pace of learning slows because teachers talk for too long at the start of lessons. In a few lessons, the expectations of what pupils can achieve are not always high enough. Governors have not been rigorous enough in developing their understanding of the impact of the school’s work.