Upham Church of England Aided Primary School


Name Upham Church of England Aided Primary School
Website http://www.upham.hants.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 25 April 2013
Address Upham Street, Upham, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 1JD
Phone Number 01489860355
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 93 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.2
Percentage Free School Meals 3.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.2%

Information about this school

Upham is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also below average. The very large majority of pupils are White British. The number of pupils eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding for pupils in local authority care, from armed forces families, or those known to be eligible for free school meals) is below average. There are no looked after children in the school. The school meets the current government floor standards, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. Pupils are taught in three mixed-age classes – Year1/2, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6, and one single-age class – Year R.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils across the school achieve well in reading, writing and mathematics given their starting points. Good teaching ensures that pupils learn successfully. Well-planned and organised lessons with interesting content engage pupils and motivate them to learn. Support staff contribute well to the effective learning of small groups of pupils and individuals. Strong, thoughtful leadership by the headteacher and the commitment of all staff and governors ensure a purposeful learning environment that supports good progress. The school cares very well for all of its pupils, but particularly those who are in need of support. Consequently, pupils feel very safe in school and confident that any worries or concerns will be dealt with seriously and thoughtfully. Careful checks on pupils’ progress ensure those that are falling behind are quickly identified and given the support they need to help them catch up. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent in lessons, around the school and when out in the community. Pupils work extremely well together, and are very kind and considerate towards each other. This is reflected in the outstanding relationships across the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always use marking and feedback to set the next steps in pupils’ learning or use challenging questioning to deepen pupils’ understanding, and this sometimes slows progress. Staff who lead subjects do not observe teaching in classes and this limits their ability to fully support their colleagues. The outdoor area for the Early Years Foundation Stage is small and this makes it difficult for children to have ongoing physical activity.