Yoxall St Peter’s CofE (VC) Primary School


Name Yoxall St Peter’s CofE (VC) Primary School
Website http://www.st-peters-yoxall.staffs.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 09 April 2019
Address King Street, Yoxall, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 8NF
Phone Number 01543472236
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 147 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 31.1
Academy Sponsor John Taylor Mat
Percentage Free School Meals 2.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

Yoxall St Peter’s is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils join the school at the start of the Reception Year. There are very few pupils from minority ethnic groups and none speak English as an additional language. Very few pupils are disadvantaged and known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium. There has been high staff mobility since 2013, including three headteachers. The current headteacher was appointed in 2017. The school is a sponsored academy and part of the John Taylor Multi-Academy Trust.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher has a clear vision of providing a high-quality education in school. He is determined to achieve it. The roles of middle leaders are currently developing. They are not yet fully effective in leading their areas of responsibility throughout the school. Teaching is effective. Pupils enjoy learning. Classrooms are attractive and interesting places to learn. Disadvantaged pupils are supported well. The school works effectively to remove barriers to the learning and well-being of these pupils. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make good progress. Teaching assistants are well deployed and show high levels of skill in supporting pupils’ learning. Safeguarding is effective. Staff receive appropriate, up-to-date training and are well informed. Governors know the school well. The governing body is led effectively. Governors are clear about what needs to be done to achieve further improvements. Leaders have had a positive impact on the English and mathematics curriculums. The development of other subjects is still ongoing. Children do well in the Reception class. This is because it is well led and staff have high expectations. Links with parents and carers in the early years are strong and positive. Pupils’ skills and enjoyment in reading are a developing strength in school. Pupils increasingly take delight in books and enjoy thinking about and sharing their ideas on books. Since the headteacher’s appointment two years ago, teaching has improved. As a result, the standards achieved by pupils are improving. There are times when the most able pupils are not challenged as well as they could be, particularly at key stage 2. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is expertly developed. Pupils behave well. They care for each other and cooperate well. They are well prepared for life in modern Britain.