Stokenchurch Primary School


Name Stokenchurch Primary School
Website http://www.stokenchurchprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 21 May 2013
Address George Road, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3RN
Phone Number 01494482112
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 500 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.4
Local Authority Buckinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 7.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.6%

Information about this school

The school is very large in comparison with primary schools nationally. The majority of pupils are from a White British background. Many different minority groups are represented within the rest of the school population. The school receives the pupil premium, additional government funding for looked after children, children of service families, and those who are known to be eligible for free school meals, for a below-average proportion of pupils. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is in line with other schools nationally. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school makes occasional use of alternative provision, Woodlands Pupil Referral Unit, High Wycombe.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Achievement is outstanding. Pupils make rapid progress from their starting points, and attain high standards. The quality of teaching is outstanding, setting high expectations and giving the pupils the motivation and determination to achieve their very best. This very large primary school has established a warm family atmosphere where the pupils thrive and develop outstanding behaviour and attitudes. They show respect to everyone and know how to stay safe. This is reflected in their above-average attendance. The highly inspirational leadership of the headteacher has established a determined focus upon achieving the very best, and this is shared by the whole school community. Governors and leaders check teachers’ work thoroughly, and make sure that they receive good quality training. This has an outstanding effect on pupils’ achievement. Visits and focus weeks bring learning to life so that pupils have a desire to learn. The rich curriculum offers an exciting range of high-quality experiences which help the pupils to develop confidence and a broad knowledge of the world. The highly committed and effective governing body holds the school to account for its work by skilfully supporting and challenging leaders. Each pupil is known and valued as an individual. This is the basis for the very high expectations demonstrated across every aspect of school life. Information and communication technology provision is a strength of the school and enables pupils to develop high-level skills which support learning across a range of subjects. This gives excellent support for the next stage of education.