Latest Ofsted Report

The Arches Community Primary School was last inspected on 20-21 May 2014. The overall effectiveness of the school was judged to be good with the achievement of pupils, quality of teaching and leadership and mahagement of the school all judged as good. The Arches was judged as oustanding in regards to the behavior and safety of the pupils.

What is good about The Arches?What is good about the Arches?

  • Actions since the last inspection have led to better progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage and improved attendance.
  • From very low starting points, children make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage, particularly in early reading.
  • In Key Stage 1, more pupils are now attaining average standards than in previous years.
  • In Key Stage 2, in 2013, the proportions of pupils making better than expected progress in mathematics and reading were above average. Attainment is above average in mathematics and broadly average in reading.
  • In Key Stage 2, in 2013, the proportions of pupils making better than expected progress in mathematics and reading were above average. Attainment is above average in mathematics and broadly average in reading.
  • Teaching is generally good with significant examples of outstanding teaching.
  • Processes for tracking pupils’ progress have been particularly effective in raising standards in reading.
  •  Behaviour is outstanding.
  •  The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding. Pupils feel safe and the school’s positive environment supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well.
  •  The acting headteacher, supported by the permanent headteacher, has continued to improve the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement.
  •  The school is well supported and held to account by an effective governing body.
  •  Parents say the school provides a good education for their children.

 

What does the Arches still need to do to become oustanding?

  • In Key Stage 1, pupils’ attainment in mathematics is not as strong as it is in reading and writing.
  • In Key Stage 2 in 2013, the proportion of pupils’ making better than expected progress in writing was below average.
  • In the Early Years Foundation Stage the activities provided in classroom and outdoor area do not always support the development of children’s literacy skills.

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