Pinchmill Primary School

Name Pinchmill Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address The Old Road, Felmersham, Bedford, MK43 7JD
Phone Number 01234781371
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 97 (44.3% boys 55.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.6
Local Authority Bedford
Percentage Free School Meals 7.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.4%
Persistent Absence 9.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 28.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (18 September 2014)
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Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The number of disadvantaged pupils who receive support from pupil premium (because they are eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority) is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is one in eight. The proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs is well below the national average. Those supported at school action is above the national average

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils attain well and consistently reach above-average standards in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 1. Children make good progress in the Reception class. Teaching is good and activities are planned well to suit children at different levels of ability. Pupils enjoy school. They want to learn and the great majority apply themselves diligently to their tasks. Pupils feel safe in school. Their parents agree. Pupils behave well. They are courteous to all members of the school community. Mutual respect and warm relationships are evident. The headteacher, supported by governors, has improved the quality of teaching. Consequently, pupils make good progress. Governors ask searching questions of the headteacher. They visit the school regularly to see for themselves how well pupils are doing. The well-planned curriculum promotes pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The most-able pupils sometimes find work too easy. Adults do not always ask the right questions to deepen their understanding. As a result, these pupils do not achieve as highly as they could. Marking does not always help pupils to improve their work. Pupils do not have such good opportunities to develop and practise their skills in mathematics as they do in English. Consequently, they do not achieve as well in the subject by the end of Year 4.