|Name||St George’s Church of England Primary School, Great Bromley|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||05 November 2013|
|Address||Brook Street, Great Bromley, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7HX|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||119 (52% boys 48% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||19.2|
|Percentage Free School Meals||1.7%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0.8%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||7.6%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||Yes|
Information about this school
The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. There are four classes, all of which are organised in mixed-age classes. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (which provides additional funding for children in local authority care, those known to be eligible for free school meals and other groups) is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. The headteacher joined the school two months before the last inspection and has been at the school for a little over two years. There is a new teacher in the Early Years Foundation Stage who also teaches Year 1 pupils.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Since the previous inspection, the headteacher and senior staff have successfully improved teaching, learning and pupils’ achievement, so that progress for all groups is good. The clear and purposeful leadership of the headteacher provides a sense of direction for all staff and has motivated them to focus on the correct priorities to drive the school forward. The school attaches importance to developing pupils’ academic skills, but also to their well-being, by providing excellent opportunities for pupils’ social, moral, spiritual, and cultural development. Teaching is good and leads to pupils’ good achievement. Teachers are making effective use of the new tracking system to pinpoint the stage that pupils are at in their learning and what they need to do next to improve. Despite being small in number, leaders at different levels know the school well and are ambitious for it to improve. Self-evaluation is accurate and this has contributed to improvements in teaching and an increase in standards. The governors are well informed and knowledgeable about all aspects of the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers and other adults do not always use questioning or set work that is at the right level to help pupils make more rapid gains in their knowledge and understanding. Achievement in mathematics is behind that in English because teachers do not give pupils enough problem-solving and investigative opportunities.