Great Marsden St John's Primary School A Church of England Academy


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Trent Road
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The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school in England. It became an academy on 1 June 2015, sponsored by the Cidari Trust. The early years provision comprises a Reception class which children attend full time. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils, those eligible for support through the pupil premium, is above average. The pupil premium is additional government funding to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is average. The proportion of pupils whose first language is not or believed not to be English is average and rising. An average proportion of pupils are of White British heritage. The school met the government’s current floor standards for 2017, which are the Inspection report: Great Marsden St John’s Primary School A Church of England Academy, 22–23 May 2018 Page 10 of 13 minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. There have been a number of changes in staffing, class organisation and governance since the previous Inspection report: Great Marsden St John’s Primary School A Church of England Academy, 22–23 May 2018 Page 11 of 13 Information about this inspection Inspectors observed a wide range of lessons, covering all classes in the school. Meetings were held with the headteacher and senior and middle leaders. Inspectors also met four members of the governing body, including the chair and vice-chair. They met a group of pupils at lunchtime on the first day of the inspection. They also met the local authority school improvement partner and the CEO of Cidari Academy Trust. Inspectors examined in detail the quality of work in a wide range of books. They discussed pupils’ work and their learning with them in lessons. Pupils’ behaviour was observed during lessons and around the school. Inspectors listened to pupils reading during guided reading sessions and talked to them about their reading. Inspectors talked to parents as they dropped their children off at school on the first day of the inspection. Inspectors looked at the school’s work and considered documents including the school’s self-evaluation, the school improvement plan and information relating to pupils’ achievement. They also considered documents outlining the school’s checks and records relating to safeguarding, child protection, attendance and the arrangements for the use of the pupil premium funding and the primary physical education and sports funding. Inspectors took into account the school’s own parental questionnaires. There were insufficient responses to Ofsted’s online questionnaire, Parent View. There were no responses to the pupil and staff questionnaires. Inspection team Andrew Morley, lead inspector Ofsted Inspector Chris Metcalfe Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: Great Marsden St John’s Primary School A Church of England Academy, 22–23 May 2018 Page 12 of 13 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

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