Cherry Garden Primary School

Name Cherry Garden Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Cherry Garden Lane, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6JH
Phone Number 01454867260
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 188 (58.5% boys 41.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Local Authority South Gloucestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 11.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.3%
Persistent Absence 9.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 25.0%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

Cherry Garden Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The headteacher and deputy headteacher have both taken up their posts since the time of the previous inspection.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium funding (pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after) is higher than average. Most of the pupils are from a White British background. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is in line with the national average.

Children in the Reception class all attend full time. The school has gained the Silver Active Mark, ECO Green Flag and Let’s Get Cooking awards. The governing body manages the breakfast club.

An independent organisation manages the after-school club and this was not included in the inspection. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Cherry Garden Primary School is an improving school.

Pupils make good progress because the quality of teaching is good. Staff, pupils and parents are very happy with the school, including the changes that have happened. Children’s experiences in the Reception class lay a firm foundation for their future learning.

Less-able pupils do well because work is set at the right level for them and they receive the right support when they need it. Pupils know how well they are doing and what they need to learn next from the targets they have and from the comments that teachers write when they mark their books. Teachers explain clearly so that pupils understand both new learning and the learning activities they have to do.

Pupils behave well. They respect the school’s rules and they nearly always try hard in lessons. Parents, staff and pupils are confident that the school is a very safe place in which to learn.

Pupils know that all staff listen to them and care about them. Leaders, including governors, have an accurate understanding of what is going well and what needs to improve. They have taken effective actions to improve both attainment and the quality of teaching.

Pupils enjoy school because the subjects they learn are interesting. They have a good understanding of life in modern Britain. Governors are effective.

They hold leaders to account to make sure that the school is constantly striving to improve. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not all make rapid progress over time. Pupils are not always given time to put into practice the advice teachers give them when they mark their books.

Some teachers do not have secure knowledge of the rules of punctuation and grammar. As a result, they are not always able to set a good example for pupils. The most-able pupils do not always have learning activities which extend their understanding.