Send CofE Primary School

Name Send CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Send Barns Lane, Send, Woking, GU23 7BS
Phone Number 01483223464
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 411 (49.6% boys 50.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.4
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 9.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.6%
Persistent Absence 8.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.4%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

In September 2016, Send First School and St Bede.s Junior School amalgamated to form Send Primary School.

The school is designated as a Church of England primary school. The school.s last section 48 inspection took place in May 2019.

Send CofE Primary School is larger than the average-sized primary school. The roll increased from 363 pupils to 413 pupils in 2018. The proportion of pupils with SEND is well below the national average.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well below the national average. The majority of pupils are White British.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The executive headteacher and her leadership team have overcome many challenges to build a school that reflects the needs of the community.

As a result, they have created an environment that allows everyone in the school to grow, learn and develop. Leaders at all levels are excited by their roles and are eager to make a difference. They have an accurate picture of the strengths and weaknesses of the school and use this knowledge well to make improvements.

Many members of the governing body have been recently appointed and are developing in their roles. However, they are committed to their work and determined to ensure continued school improvement. Early years provision is outstanding.

Leaders responsible for early years are extremely knowledgeable and have a strong understanding of early childhood development. Their ambition for children is highly aspirational. As a result, children in the early years make very strong progress and attain extremely well.

Progress and attainment at the expected standard have improved in recent years. However, the proportion of pupils attaining the higher standards in reading, writing and mathematics is not improving at the same rate. The school.

s Christian values underpin the work of the school and are embraced by the whole community. The values help guide and modify pupils. behaviour effectively and make a positive contribution to pupils.

spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. Staff welcome the opportunities to develop professionally and the school.s model for professional development is a strength.

As a result, teaching is good. Leaders ensure that pupils experience a wide range of subjects across the curriculum. However, some subjects are not taught to the same standard as English and mathematics.

As a result, the depth of pupils. knowledge and understanding in these areas is not as strong. Safeguarding is effective, as a result of the robust procedures that are in place across the school.