Shirenewton Primary School


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NP16 6RN
4 - 11
Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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Free school meals

School Description

Shirenewton Primary School is in the village of Shirenewton, near Chepstow in Monmouthshire. It has 200 pupils aged from 4 to 11. There are seven single-age classes. The three-year average for pupils eligible for free school meals is about 1%, which is much lower than the Wales average of 18%. The school has identified approximately 15% of pupils as having additional needs, which is lower than the Welsh average of around 21%. No pupils speak Welsh at home. A very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The school was last inspected in November 2011. The headteacher has been in post since 2007. The governing body appointed a co-headteacher for the school in 2017 to work alongside the existing headteacher who acts a co-ordinator for a cluster of local schools. The school is currently a pioneer school and is working with the Welsh Government and other schools to take forward developments relating to the curriculum and professional learning. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. 1 A report on Shirenewton Primary School March 2019 Summary The school provides a very stimulating, wide-ranging curriculum that engages nearly all pupils very well. There are opportunities for all pupils to develop their leadership skills and to contribute to decisions about their topics. Nearly all pupils display very positive attitudes to learning. They challenge themselves to become ambitious and capable learners. Nearly all pupils make good progress as they move through the school. The school tracks their progress carefully. The two co-headteachers focus very clearly on achievement for all in the school. The innovative leadership structure enables staff and pupils to work with other schools in the cluster very effectively. These arrangements have contributed to provision of high quality for pupils. Staff work collaboratively with a range of partners and this supports the professional development of staff well. The school shares its own practice widely. There are useful opportunities for parents to support their child’s learning, often based on parents’ suggestions. Governors provide very good support and challenge to school leaders and they monitor the effectiveness of initiatives well. The school’s outdoor environment is extensive and very well developed. Staff make regular use of outdoor activities to motivate pupils and to engage them in creative and physical development. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Excellent Teaching and learning experiences Excellent Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Excellent 2 A report on Shirenewton Primary School March 2019 Recommendations R1 Raise standards in pupils’ oral Welsh R2 Extend opportunities for pupils to write at length across the curriculum What happens next The school will draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection. Estyn will invite the school to prepare a case study on its work in relation to sharing expertise across the cluster of schools and to developing independent learning in the foundation phase, for dissemination on Estyn’s website.

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