Becket Primary School

Name Becket Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Tavistock Road, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 6DH
Phone Number 01934516052
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 215 (51.6% boys 48.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.8
Academy Sponsor Kaleidoscope Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority North Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 30.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.1%
Persistent Absence 13.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.3%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding for looked after children, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those from service families) is well above the national average.

Approximately one tenth of pupils are from minority ethnic groups, this is below the national average. Almost all pupils speak English as their first language. 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 also above average. The school has a higher than usual turnover of pupils. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Pupils’ achievement is good. Progress is rising because teaching has improved across the school. A strong focus on sounds and letters helps pupils make very good progress in reading.

Well-judged extra support for pupils who find learning difficult ensures achievement is consistent across all groups of pupils, including those who receive additional pupil premium funding. Teaching is good. Teachers set high expectations and ensure a purposeful and enjoyable atmosphere in lessons.

Teaching assistants actively support learning. Pupils are keen to learn, listen well and work hard. Very clear marking, which includes helpful advice, provides pupils with a full understanding of how to improve their work.

Pupils behave well. Relationships with one another and their teachers are warm and friendly and pupils know they are well cared for. They report correctly that bullying is unusual and that the school quickly deals with it on the rare occasions when it starts.

Children make a good start to their education in the Early Years Foundation Stage in a well-organised purposeful environment. The headteacher has raised expectations for the school, eliminated many weaknesses and empowered staff, particularly senior and middle leaders. The impact of reforms is increasingly evident in improved behaviour, purposeful teaching and higher achievement across the school.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all lessons provide sufficient challenge for all groups and the pace of learning can slacken. Teachers do not always take opportunities to develop pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills in subjects other than English and mathematics. Members of the governing body are developing their skills and understanding of the school but their expertise is not shared equally by all members.