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We had our last inspection in 2014 and we were delighted with the 'Good' outcome under a new and tougher framework. The report highlighted the following strengths:

  • Teaching is good with some that is outstanding. Teachers have good subject knowledge, plan well and teach confidently. 

  • Standards currently in the school are above average in reading, writing and mathematics. 

  • They are given a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage and make good progress from starting points which are usually typical for their age. 

  • All groups of pupils throughout the school make good progress and they achieve well. 

  • Pupils’ behaviour is good. They are keen to learn and work hard in lessons. They say that they feel safe in and enjoy school.

  • Achievement in reading is a strength throughout the school. Pupils in Year 2 are very enthusiastic readers. They read fluently and with confidence because of earlier successful teaching of phonics (letters and the sounds they make).

  • Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make good progress. 

  • Pupils supported by pupil premium funding make good progress. 

  • More-able pupils are provided for well. Good challenges are planned for them and assessments show that they normally reach the expected higher standards, 

  • Teachers and teaching assistants develop good relationships with pupils that give them the confidence to learn. This contributes to pupils’ consistently good attitudes to their work. 

  • Classrooms are well set out with pupils’ work on display, challenges to stretch thinking and plenty of support for learning.

  • Activities capture pupils’ attention and they show great delight in all that they are asked to do and rise to their teachers’ high expectations. 

  •  All staff know individual pupils very well.

  • The behaviour of pupils is good. This is seen typically in lessons and around the school. Pupils’ enthusiasm and eagerness to learn are resulting in the good progress seen in lessons and in pupils’ books. They are eager to learn and strive to produce their best work. 

  • Good behaviour management by teachers and good relationships support positive learning behaviour. 

  • School leaders are single-minded in their ambition to drive the school forward. 

  • Leaders check the school’s work robustly and have an accurate view of its overall performance.

We have already adressed the report points for action and we now hope to continue to move our school fowards: to be the best that we can possibly be for the children!

You can read the full report below:

  • Aston & Cote C of E Primary School
  • School House, Cote Road
  • Aston
  • Bampton, Oxfordshire
  • OX18 2DU
  • Tel: 01993 850435
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