Crowthorne Church of England Primary School

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Crowthorne Church of England Primary School

Name Crowthorne Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Duke’s Ride, Crowthorne, RG45 6ND
Phone Number 01344772089
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 211 (58.8% boys 41.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.3
Local Authority Bracknell Forest
Percentage Free School Meals 2.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.5%
Persistent Absence 2.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.5%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school.

Pupils are taught in single age classes and there is provision for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage in the Reception Class. Most pupils are of White British origin. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium funding is much smaller than usual.

This is additional funding provided by the government to support pupils who, in this school, are known to be eligible for free school meals or who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is much lower than usual. The proportion who are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average.

The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. There have been significant changes to the teaching and leadership team since the previous inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

School leaders and governors have high expectations for staff and pupils and consequently all pupils achieve exceptionally well across the school. Pupils’ attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is significantly above average by the end of Year 6 and has been for several years. Teaching assistants are highly trained and provide excellent support for disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs.

Consequently they achieve as well as their classmates. Teaching over time is outstanding. Teachers are particularly skilled in judging how well pupils are learning and how to move them on quickly so they make excellent progress.

Work in pupils’ books is of high quality in all subjects. It is very well presented and reflects pupils’ care and pride in their work. Pupils feel safe in school.

They enjoy learning and playing together and know that caring adults are always on hand. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. They have excellent attitudes to learning and they behave exceptionally well in classrooms, when moving around the school and at playtimes.

The curriculum is very well planned with a variety of enriching activities that encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very effectively. Music and art are of very high quality. School leaders and governors are highly ambitious and successfully secure the highest possible standards of teaching.

They have created a strong team who are all working towards the same purpose. The senior team and all leaders have an excellent understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and have the right plans in place to make the school even better. They have addressed the issues from the previous inspection, clearly demonstrating that they can improve further.