Wymeswold Church of England Primary School


Name Wymeswold Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.wymeswold.leics.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 December 2018
Address Brook Street, Wymeswold, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 6TU
Phone Number 01509880561
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 114 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.2
Local Authority Leicestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 0.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.6%

Information about this school

Wymeswold Church of England Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. There are six classes in the school. Pupils in Years 3, 4 and 5 are taught in mixed-age classes. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well below the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below the national average. The proportion of pupils who are of White British heritage is above the national average. The school has an informal partnership with the ‘Foxes’ collaboration of six local schools. The school receives support from the STEP Teaching School Alliance.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and governors are ambitious for all pupils. They have ensured that their motto, ‘dream and believe, learn and achieve’, is embodied throughout the school. Leaders responded quickly to the recommendations from the last inspection. Strong leadership and effective teaching led to improved rates of progress and higher standards of attainment in 2018. Leaders and staff provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced and enriched by a wide range of extra-curricular activities for pupils. Teachers set work that is well matched to pupils’ abilities. This ensures that lessons flow smoothly and that pupils make good gains in learning. The teaching of mathematics has improved over the past year. Pupils make good use of the increased opportunities provided for them to apply their reasoning skills through problem solving. Safeguarding is effective. Pupils, parents and staff agree that pupils are safe and that instances of bullying are rare. Pupils’ behaviour is good, both in lessons and at other times around the school. Positive relationships in all year groups enable pupils to become keen and confident learners. Leaders and staff promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively. Pupils value and respect one another’s differences. Leadership and teaching in the early years are strong. Children make good progress from their starting points and are well prepared for the demands of Year 1. The teaching of phonics is not consistently good throughout key stage 1. The proportion of pupils who achieved the expected standard in the phonics screening check was below average in 2018. Occasionally, when teachers’ expectations are not high enough, pupils do not present their work as well as they might.