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"A happy and caring school"

Clarendon Road Primary School

Ofsted

Clarendon Road Primary is a GOOD school:

Ofsted Summary 14th and 15 June 2016

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school

  • Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics in the early years and key stage 1. Gaps in attainment between disadvantaged and other pupils have closed. There has been year-on-year improvement.
  • Leadership is highly effective and shows good capacity for further improvement.
  • Pupils are good readers and a culture of reading for pleasure is strong throughout the school. Effective teaching of phonics (the sounds that letters represent) encourages pupils to read from an early age.
  • Teaching of English and mathematics has improved because monitoring has been linked to an effective programme of professional development.
  • Over the last two years, there have been many positive improvements, which are embedded and secure. Home school relationships are very positive.
  • Pupils have a strong work ethic and they are encouraged to be thoughtful and to respect one another.
  • Pupils’ good behaviour and positive attitudes help them to learn, work and play together extremely well. They feel safe and are well cared for.
  • Governors have built up a strong working relationship with school leaders and they offer challenge and support in equal measure.
  • Good teaching in the early years provision means that children get the basic skills needed to succeed further up the school.