Farmborough Church Primary School

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Farmborough Church Primary School

Name Farmborough Church Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address The Street, Farmborough, Bath, BA2 0FY
Phone Number 01761470714
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 168 (51.8% boys 48.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.6
Academy Sponsor The Partnership Trust
Local Authority Bath and North East Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 6.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.6%
Persistent Absence 6.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.1%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

Farmborough is much smaller than most primary schools.

It serves the village in which it is situated but almost half of the pupils come from further afield to attend the school. There are four mixed-age classes which may change from year to year as group sizes change. This year the make up is: Reception and Year 1, Years 2 and 3, Year 4, and Years 5 and 6.

The school has a lower proportion of pupils supported through school action than most other schools. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is much higher than in most schools. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is lower than the average.

The school meets the government’s floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school runs a breakfast and after school club on-site for pupils aged 3–11. There is an independently managed pre-school on site which was not part of this inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The headteacher provides exceptional and inspired leadership. Her aspirations for the school are shared by staff, governors and parents and carers alike.

This means that all are committed to providing the best education possible for the pupils who attend the school. Pupils’ achievement is outstanding. They make excellent progress in reading, writing and mathematics as well as in other subjects such as information and communication technology.

A significant proportion of pupils make much more progress from their starting points than that expected by the time they leave Year 6. The great majority of teaching is outstanding. It caters extremely well for all groups of pupils including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs.

Pupils’ behaviour is exceptionally good in lessons, around the school and in the playground. They emphatically say that there is no bullying and that incidents of unacceptable behaviour are extremely rare. Pupils feel extremely safe in school.

They take great pride and enjoyment in effectively fulfilling the wide range of responsibilities they are given, from running ‘wake and shake’ sessions to being responsible for the school office at lunchtimes. The governing body has exceptionally good knowledge of how well the school is performing, and the high quality of teaching and learning. They challenge the leadership robustly while providing wholehearted support and commitment to its work.