|Name||St Laurence Church of England (A) School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||30 April 2013|
|Address||16 Thame Road, Warborough, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 7DX|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||95 (58% boys 42% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||15.4|
|Percentage Free School Meals||4.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||5.3%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
Information about this school
St Laurence Church of England School is a smaller than average primary school. Most pupils are from a White British background. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for extra funding (pupil premium) is well below the national average. The pupil premium provides extra funding for pupils eligible for free school meals, those in care and those with a parent in the armed services. There are no pupils at the school who are in care. . The proportions of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported through school action are above average and those who are supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs are average. An above-average number of pupils are admitted to the school at times other than the usual time of entry. The school did not meet the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in 2012. The school runs a breakfast club for its pupils. There are four classes. There is one Reception class for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6 are taught in mixed-aged classes. Until September 2012, there were only three classes. All three have been affected by staff changes. At the time of the inspection, two of the four classes had supply teachers.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. The headteacher’s good leadership of teaching and learning, together with effective management of teachers’ performance, has ensured that teaching is at least good and some is outstanding. Pupils make good progress because learning is interesting. They know how well they are doing because teachers’ marking helps them to improve their work. Parents appreciate the school’s caring ethos, which ensures that everyone is included, pupils feel very safe and behaviour is excellent. Staff and senior leaders ensure that subject areas are well organised to give pupils a broad range of experiences and promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively. Pupils enjoy coming to school. They have a very positive attitudes towards their learning and attendance is high. Members of the governing body know where the school’s strengths and weaknesses lie. They hold the school to account and work well in partnership with the headteacher and staff to drive the school forward. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The proportion of teaching which is outstanding is not high enough to ensure all pupils progress in their learning exceptionally well. Attainment in writing is not as strong as reading and progress in mathematics is not as rapid as progress made in reading. When making checks on pupils’ learning across the school, teachers do not always discuss and agree pupils’ levels of work.