Stondon Lower School

Primary

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Hillside Road
Lower Stondon
Henlow
SG16 6LQ
01462850288
Pupils
143
Ages
5 - 9
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(20/9/17)
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Stondon Lower is smaller than the average primary school although the number on roll has increased significantly since the last inspection. Nearly all the pupils are of White British heritage and very few speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funds allocated by the government) is below average. The proportions of pupils who are supported at school action, at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs, are below average. Pupils in Years 2, 3 and 4 are organised into two separate mixed-age classes. The school has a breakfast and after-school club which are managed by the governing body. There have been a number of staff changes over the last three years and at the time of the inspection the work of a teacher on maternity leave was covered by a long-term supply teacher. Following the previous full Ofsted inspection in 2009 when the school was judged to be satisfactory, a monitoring visit in 2011 found that it had made good improvement and was well placed to improve further. The school has had its application for academy status, together with a group of other local schools, accepted and expects this to be finalised in the Spring term 2013.

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