Trevisker Primary School

Name Trevisker Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 18 April 2013
Address Warwick Crescent, St Eval, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7UD
Phone Number 01841540363
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 182 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.7
Academy Sponsor Kernow Learning Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Cornwall
Percentage Free School Meals 9.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.6%
Persisitent Absence 8.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is well below the average size for a primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below average but has shown an upward trend in recent times. The proportion of pupils who qualify for the pupil premium, which is additional government money for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, who are in the care of the local authority or who are from armed services families, is above average, in large part because of families from local military installations. However, since the last inspection, there has been a sharp decline in the number of pupils who have parents in the armed services. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is well below average, while the proportion supported through school action plus or by a statement of special educational needs is below average. A high proportion of pupils are from White British backgrounds, and no pupils are at an early stage of learning English. The school meets the current government floor standards, which reflect the minimum acceptable standards of attainment in English and mathematics. A new headteacher was appointed to the school in September 2012.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Children enter Reception with skills that are around the level expected for their age, or a little below. As they move through the school, they make good progress and by the time they move on to secondary school, they show good progress from their individual starting points. Teachers have high expectations and now have much more detailed information on the progress of every individual. Consequently, they are now better able to support every pupil to make good progress. Pupils with a range of additional needs are able to make good progress because of the good quality of provision for disabled pupils and those who have special needs. Outstanding behaviour helps to make this a very happy place where positive relationships support very effective learning and social skills. The headteacher has a clear vision for a successful school and has the full backing of all her staff, who are determined to do their best for their pupils. Effective monitoring of all aspects of the work of the school by the headteacher and governors supports very effective teaching and learning which is leading to the school’s continuing improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding. Insufficient use is made of the outcomes of pupils’ assessments of their own progress. There is some inconsistency in how well different teams of teachers and support staff plan and monitor the quality of teaching and its outcomes. There are limited opportunities for staff to observe outstanding practice within and beyond the school.