Westbourne Primary School


Name Westbourne Primary School
Website http://www.westbourneprimary.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 13 November 2012
Address River Street, Westbourne, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 8TG
Phone Number 01243372726
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 206 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.1
Local Authority West Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 10.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

Westbourne Primary is smaller than most primary schools nationally. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. About 8% of the pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides extra funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children looked after by the local authority and those with parents or carers in the armed forces. This is a much lower proportion than is found in other schools nationally. The proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs is below the national average; the proportion of those supported at school action or school action plus is also below average. In 2012 the school exceeded the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ learning and progress. The school does not use any alternative provision. The school is an active member of the local cluster of schools, which helps to share good practice and to commission joint training for staff and governors.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Westbourne Primary School has improved since the last inspection because school leaders, including governors, focus effectively on accelerating pupils’ progress and raising the quality of teaching. They plan well, checking rigorously that targets are being met. As a result all groups of pupils make good progress, especially in their literacy and numeracy skills. The quality of teaching is good and sometimes of high quality. Standards by the time pupils leave in Year 6 are above those in most schools. Pupils behave well. Their attendance is high. They have positive attitudes to learning, saying that they enjoy school enormously and feel safe there. The school provides a wide range of artistic, sporting, cultural and social opportunities that make a strong contribution to pupils’ personal development. Pupils are well prepared for secondary school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : In a small number of lessons the quality of teaching is less than good. In particular some pupils find the work too easy and some too difficult. This is because it is not always set at the right level and teachers’ evaluation of progress in lessons does not pick this up. Some middle leaders do not have sufficient access to all the school’s data and therefore are unable to improve teaching and standards as much as they could.