Tregadillett Primary School

Name Tregadillett Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 28 January 2015
Address Tregadillett, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 7EU
Phone Number 01566280060
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 170 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.3
Local Authority Cornwall
Percentage Free School Meals 13.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.8%
Persisitent Absence 11.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized school. The number of pupils on roll has increased considerably since the time of the previous inspection. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is average. The proportion of pupils who are supported by the pupil premium is below average; there were very few in Year 6 in 2014. In this school, the pupil premium provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and for those in care. The school’s provision for pupils in the early years is full time. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Several staff have been recently appointed. The headteacher took up his post in April 2013.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Tregadillett Primary is an improving school where the pupils feel safe and well cared for. The headteacher has a strong vision for the school. This is shared by staff and governors who have worked together successfully to improve pupils’ achievement. Improvement is particularly evident in mathematics which has, rightly, been a focus for development. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Their achievement in writing is particularly strong. Children make good progress in the early years. Their achievements are carefully recorded and used well in planning. Pupils are proud of their school and the work that they do. They behave well in lessons and play together harmoniously at lunchtimes. Teaching is good across the school. Staff value the support provided by the headteacher to help them to improve their teaching. Discussion in lessons is frequent and gives opportunities for pupils to explain what they think. Teachers use questions well to extend pupils’ understanding. Leaders have robust systems for checking on how well the pupils are doing and to provide any additional support should it be necessary. Governors ask challenging questions and hold leaders to account well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : On occasions, pupils’ learning slows when pupils are not moved on quickly enough in their lessons to new and more challenging activities, particularly for the most able pupils. Pupils are not always given time to respond to teachers’ marking and this means they are not consistently using this information to improve their work. Some parents express concerns about how well the school is doing, including how effectively it communicates with them.