Worthington School


Name Worthington School
Website http://www.worthington.leics.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 05 February 2013
Address Main Street, Worthington, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1RQ
Phone Number 01530222319
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 69 (57% boys 43% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.7
Local Authority Leicestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 17.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.2%

Information about this school

The school is very small in comparison with primary schools nationally. Almost all pupils are from a White British background. The school receives the pupil premium, additional government funding for looked after children and those who are known to be eligible for free school meals, for an above-average proportion of pupils The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. At the time of the inspection, the school was not using alternative provision for any of its pupils.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Achievement is outstanding. Pupils make rapid progress from their starting points. Consistently high quality teaching based upon thorough assessment of each pupil’s needs gives the pupils the motivation and determination to achieve their very best. Within the warm family atmosphere of the school, the pupils thrive and develop outstanding behaviour and attitudes. They show respect to everyone and know how to stay safe. This is reflected in their above-average attendance. The headteacher has established a determined focus upon achieving the very best, and this is shared by the whole school community. Governors, leaders and managers closely check teachers’ work and make sure that they receive all the training they need. This has an outstanding effect on pupils’ achievement. The learning environment reflects the ambition and drive within the school. All available space is used to link aspects of learning to the exciting topics explored, and to celebrate pupils’ achievement. Visits and focus weeks bring learning to life so that pupils have a desire to learn. The highly committed and effective governing body holds the school to account for its work by skilfully supporting and challenging leaders. Each pupil is known and valued as a basis for the very high expectations demonstrated across every aspect of school life. Although the school does a great deal to develop pupils’ learning skills, teachers do not always give them enough opportunity to learn independently.