Milton Park Primary School

Name Milton Park Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Milton Park Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS22 8DY
Phone Number 01934624868
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 347 (48.7% boys 51.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.2
Academy Sponsor Extend Learning Academies Network
Local Authority North Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 27.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.1%
Persistent Absence 11.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.8%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is a member of the Weston-super-Mare Education Trust, a partnership of five north Somerset primary schools.

The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium funding is above the national average. The school is much larger than the average primary school. The school met the floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress, in 2016.

The school manages a breakfast club and after-school care.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher’s driving ambition and high expectations of staff have led to sustained improvement in pupils’ achievement across the school. Governors hold leaders to account rigorously, ensuring that school improvement is tightly focused on improving pupils’ attainment and progress.

Leaders make effective use of the additional government funding to ensure that disadvantaged pupils achieve well. A rich and varied curriculum provides pupils with an extensive range of opportunities to fully prepare them for life in modern Britain. Children in the Reception classes immerse themselves fully in the learning opportunities on offer.

Strong links between school and home are used well to support learning. Teachers plan learning carefully to meet pupils’ needs. They check pupils’ understanding and adapt their teaching to ensure that pupils progress well.

Pupils behave exceptionally well in and out of lessons. They are polite and courteous, showing care, consideration and respect for one another. Pupils make good progress in lessons because : of their highly positive attitudes to learning.

Parental views of the school are overwhelmingly positive. Parents feel that their children are happy, safe and make good progress with their learning. Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are well supported in their learning.

However, leaders recognise that more still needs to be done to improve their attendance. The most able pupils are challenged effectively in mathematics, enabling them to work at greater depth. However, this is not a consistent feature found in other subjects across the wider curriculum, including reading.