Wellsprings Primary School

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Crowcombe Road
Taunton
TA2 7NF
01823275556
Pupils
343
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(10/7/19)
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63%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Wellsprings is a co-educational school set within the Taunton town district. Wellsprings Primary School is a larger than average-sized primary school. It has mixed classes in the key stage 2. The school has a governor-run Nursery on-site. This caters for three- and four-year-old children. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals and disadvantaged funding is above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is also above the national average. However, the proportion of pupils with an EHC plan is lower than the national average. The number of pupils who join the school other than at the usual starting points is higher than the national average. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. Inspection report: Wellsprings Primary School, 10 to 11 July 2019 Page 10 of 12 Information about this inspection Inspectors observed pupils in all classes across the school, sometimes accompanied by the headteacher or leaders. Discussions took place with the headteacher, SENCo, assistant headteacher(s) and other subject/team leaders. Additional discussions were held with the local authority adviser and the school’s effectiveness partner. The inspectors gained the views of pupils throughout the inspection, including discussions at breaktimes. The inspectors looked at pupils’ work in books to establish the current quality of work and standards of current pupils in books. An inspector listened to pupils read in Years 1 and 2. They also scrutinised pupils’ daily reading records and assessments of others across the school. Inspectors spoke with pupils and parents to seek their views of the school. The 37 responses from Parent View and corresponding free-texts comments were considered by inspectors. In addition, inspectors considered information from surveys for staff and pupils. Inspectors scrutinised a number of documents, including governor visits and minutes, improvement plans, including RAP, and information relating to behaviour, safety and safeguarding. An inspector also scrutinised documents and records relating to pupils’ behaviour and exclusions. An inspector met with representatives of the governing body. Inspection team Stewart Gale, lead inspector Her Majesty’s Inspector Richard Steward Ofsted Inspector Alison Cogher Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: Wellsprings Primary School, 10 to 11 July 2019 Page 11 of 12 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/complaints-about-ofsted. If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

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