Trinity Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

Name Trinity Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 June 2019
Address Lavenham Way, Combs, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 2BZ
Phone Number 01449770462
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 108 (55% boys 45% girls)
Local Authority Suffolk
Percentage Free School Meals 9.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher has high expectations of staff and pupils and provides clear and effective leadership. She accurately evaluates the school and is taking appropriate action to ensure its further development. Governance has been strengthened. Governors have a clear understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. They provide leaders with effective support and challenge. Leaders have created a caring, inclusive school. They ensure that pupils are looked after well and that they are kept safe. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school. Leaders and teachers take every opportunity to reinforce these aspects of the school’s work. Pupils are proud of their school and its ethos. They are welcoming, caring and respectful. Pupils behave well and their enjoyment of school is reflected in their good attendance. In recent years, pupils’ attainment at the end of the early years and key stage 1 has been above the national average. The teaching of phonics is a strength of the school and supports younger pupils’ reading and spelling effectively. Pupils across the school, including disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), are making good progress in their learning. Children in the early years make a good start to their education. They settle quickly because : of high expectations and well-established routines. They are well prepared for Year 1. The school’s curriculum provides pupils with a wide range of enjoyable learning experiences. However, the systematic development of pupils’ subject-specific skills in the wider curriculum is weaker than it is in English and mathematics. Teaching is good overall, resulting in positive attitudes and good learning. However, there are some inconsistencies in a minority of lessons. Some parents and carers would like more information about the progress their children are making.