|Name||Tregadillett Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||28 January 2015|
|Address||Tregadillett, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 7EU|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||170 (52% boys 48% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||13.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1.8%|
|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.