Wildmoor Heath School


Name Wildmoor Heath School
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Address Lower Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne, Bracknell, RG45 7HD
Phone Number 01344772034
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 208 (52.9% boys 47.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.0
Academy Sponsor Greenshaw Learning Trust
Local Authority Bracknell Forest
Percentage Free School Meals 6.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.6%
Persistent Absence 5.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.1%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average sized primary school. Most pupils are White British, with around 10% from a range of minority ethnic groups.

Very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils for whom the school receives additional funding through the pupil premium is below average. The pupil premium provides additional funding for children who are in the care of the local authority or those known to be eligible for free school meals.

In the last two years, the number of disadvantaged pupils in Year 6 was very small. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. These needs relate mainly to moderate learning difficulties, speech and language problems or social/ communication difficulties.

Children in the early years attend a Nursery class on a part-time basis or full-time in a Reception class. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school does not use any alternative provision.

The on-site provision for childcare after school, ‘EnergyKidz’, is not managed by the governing body and receives its own inspection report, which is available on the Ofsted website at www.ofsted.gov.

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Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Governors, the headteacher, senior leaders and staff have brought about considerable improvements in teaching and pupils’ achievement since the last inspection. Parents hold the school in high regard.

They are pleased with the way the school has improved and are confident in the leadership team. Achievement of current learners is good. Attainment is improving and pupils now make more rapid progress.

Clear priorities have been identified to raise standards and speed up progress even further, and the school is well placed to achieve these goals. The school is a friendly and welcoming place where pupils behave well,and are attentive in lessons and keen to learn. Pupils are kept safe in school as well as when out on visits.

They feel safe and well cared for. Pupils make good progress because they are well taught. Work is carefully planned, varied and challenging.

Consequently, activities engage the interest of all groups of pupils and enable them to achieve well. The curriculum stimulates pupils’ curiosity and successfully promotes their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The early years provision is good.

Children are made to feel welcome and settle quickly. They enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and make good progress because their needs are understood well. Governors work very effectively with school leaders to ensure the school is a successful learning community.

They hold the leaders robustly to account for the school’s performance. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The quality of teaching is not yet outstanding; in particular: feedback to pupils about what they need to do to improve is inconsistent some pupils do not receive enough support in successfully completing challenging tasks the skilled teaching assistants are not deployed consistently effectively during lessons. Middle leaders, including those with subject responsibilities, are helping to sustain improvement but are not fully aware of their role in the strategic development of the school.