Grayswood Church of England (Aided) Primary School

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Grayswood Church of England (Aided) Primary School


Name Grayswood Church of England (Aided) Primary School
Website http://www.grayswoodschool.co.uk
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Address Lower Road, Grayswood, Haslemere, GU27 2DR
Phone Number 01428642086
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 183 (46.4% boys 53.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.7
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 5.5%
Persistent Absence 3.7%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Originally, the school educated pupils in key stage 1 and the early years only.

In 2014, the school expanded to incorporate key stage 2 pupils and, this academic year, it has its first cohort of Year 6 pupils. The proportion of pupils who are supported by the pupil premium is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is higher than the national average.

Since the previous inspection, every member of teaching staff, including the headteacher, has left the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Following a lengthy period of change involving the addition of key stage 2 to the school and interim leadership, the quality of education has been revitalised. Leaders have taken swift and decisive action to prevent a decline in standards and improve the quality of provision.

Governors use their considerable knowledge to challenge and support leaders. They visit the school often to ensure that leaders’ actions are effective. Their work with staff, parents and carers is effective and inclusive.

Teachers and teaching assistant know pupils well. They enjoy excellent relationships with pupils and set interesting work that excites and inspires. Classes are productive, calm and positive spaces.

High proportions of pupils, including those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, achieve the expected standards for their age. Occasionally, work is not sufficiently challenging to help the most able pupils, including the most able disadvantaged pupils, achieve the higher standard. The personal development, behaviour and welfare of pupils are outstanding.

Staff guide pupils to understand and embody the school’s values. As a result, pupils are exceptionally tolerant, respectful and responsible. Pupils’ welfare is the top priority for leaders.

When concerns are raised, not a moment is wasted in ensuring that pupils are kept safe and families receive the support they need. Records are securely stored, detailed and immaculately maintained. The curriculum is exciting and well planned.

Pupils develop knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of disciplines, including the arts and sport. A variety of trips and residential visits enrich pupils’ experience. Leaders recognise that standards of writing across the wider curriculum do not always match what pupils achieve in English.

The early years leader guides a skilled and effective team. Children make a strong start to their education and develop a secure academic foundation. The work to promote children’s values and behaviour mirrors the exceptional standard seen throughout the school.