This school is smaller than most primary schools. Children attend the Nursery on a part-time basis either in the mornings or the afternoons. Reception children attend on a full-time basis. All other pupils are taught in single-age classes. The school runs a daily breakfast club. This provision, managed by the governing body, was included in
About two in five pupils are from White British backgrounds. The remaining pupils come from a variety of
minority ethnic backgrounds, which include African, Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani and Romany. A few pupils are at an early stage of learning English as an additional language.
Far more pupils than is usually the case join or leave the school part-way through their primary education. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium, which is additional funding for
pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority, is well above average at 64%.
The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is average at 15%. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for
pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 6.
Since the previous inspection the school has had to make some temporary arrangements to replace staff,
including those who held leadership responsibilities.
The Key Stage 1 leader took up post in September 2014. A new deputy headteacher joined the school in
January 2015. A new leader of the early years has been appointed for June 2015.
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