Tadley Community Primary School


Name Tadley Community Primary School
Website http://www.tadleyprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 May 2016
Address The Green, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 3PB
Phone Number 01189813805
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 344 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.8
Percentage Free School Meals 5.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.2%

Information about this school

Tadley Community Primary School is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. Very few pupils are supported by the pupil premium, which is additional funding provided for pupils eligible for free school meals and children looked after. The school has a lower-than-average proportion of pupils receiving special educational needs support. The current proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is just above national figures. There is a very small proportion of pupils from the Traveller community. Since the last inspection, the school has a new headteacher and a newly formed leadership team. Half of the teaching and support staff are new to the school. Following the last inspection a newly constituted and smaller governing body has been established. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. A before- and after-school club runs on the site. This is provided by an outside organisation and will be inspected separately.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Teaching, learning and assessment is good throughout the school Pupils make good, and sometimes rapid, progress in their learning and are well prepared for the next stage of their education. Pupils who have special educational needs or disability make similar progress to all other pupils. Disadvantaged pupils make faster progress and achieve outcomes that are often better than those achieved by pupils nationally. This is because they receive a good level of targeted support with their learning. Children in the early years are provided with a rich environment and good expertise to enable them all to make good progress. The vast majority of pupils like coming to school and say that they feel safe and enjoy their learning. They show a great deal of respect for others and most work hard in lessons and play well together. Pupils speak confidently about the school’s values and show respect for each other’s varied backgrounds and cultural differences. The headteacher provides strong leadership for the school and is dedicated to ensuring that all pupils are given the best opportunities to succeed. He has an accurate picture of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and a clear plan to address them. Governors offer good support and challenge to school leaders. They are proud of their school and know what their priorities are to ensure continuous improvement for all pupils. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The proportion of outstanding teaching is not yet high enough to ensure that all pupils make rapid progress. Some members of the leadership team need to understand and substantially develop their roles in order to support and challenge staff to get the best outcomes for all pupils. School leaders need to continue to work hard to engage all groups of parents and examine how partnerships can be strengthened.