Abbey CofE Academy

Vicar Lane, Daventry, NN11 4GD

  • Type of Institution

    Type of Institution Primary School

  • Age Range

    Age Range 7 - 11 Years

  • Religious Character

    Religious Character Church of England

  • Number of Places

    School Capacity 240

  • Number of Staff

    Number of Staff 14

  • Ofsted Rating

    Ofsted Rating Good


Headteacher Mrs Jane Wade, Headteacher
Educational Stages Primary / Juniors (7 - 11 yrs)
Legal Status Academy Sponsor Led
Local Authority Name Northamptonshire
Parliamentary Constituency Daventry
Urban or Rural Setting Urban city and town


  • Latest Ofsted Rating Good
  • Latest Inspection Date 12/03/2019
  • Latest Ofsted Report View Report
  • This is a good school.
  • Under the highly effective leadership of the new headteacher, there has been a successful drive to improve behaviour, achievement and teaching throughout the academy. Senior leaders receive good support from other leaders and governors.
  • Standards have risen since the school became an academy. Pupils in each year group now make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • The teaching of writing is a strength. Pupils make particularly strong progress in writing and leave the academy with standards that are above the national average.
  • The most-able pupils achieve high standards in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 6. This is, in part, because of the challenging questions that teachers put to them.
  • Gaps between the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils and others in the academy and nationally have narrowed in reading and writing.
  • Teaching is good. Teachers mark pupils’ work regularly and their assessments of pupils’ work are accurate. Teachers have good relationships with their pupils and high expectations for their achievement and behaviour.
  • The academy provides effective support for the small number of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs. As a result, they make good progress.
  • Pupils’ behaviour is good. They are courteous and polite and show great pride in their academy and their achievements.
  • The academy’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good. Pupils learn how to be safe, inside and outside the academy, and when using the internet.
  • Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is very well promoted through well- planned lessons, assemblies and additional activities.
  • Governance is effective. Governors ensure that the academy benefits from teachers’ ready access to the high quality professional development and expertise that are available within the academy’s educational trust. It is not yet an outstanding school because
  • Not enough pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, make rapid progress in mathematics. This is because teachers do not always sufficiently develop pupils’ mathematical reasoning, for example by testing predictions.
  • Teachers do not ensure pupils develop a lasting love of books and thereby improve their reading as much as they could.
  • Pupils have limited opportunities to engage in constructive and creative play at break and lunch times and in the academy’s breakfast club.
Inspection Date 16/07/2015 12/03/2019
Overall Ofsted Inspection Rating Good Good
Achievment of Pupils Good Good
Quality of Teaching Good Good
Behaviour and Safety of Pupils Good Good
Effectiveness of Leadership and Management Good Good
Report Type Full Inspection Short Inspection
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Primary Level Performance

Around the area

Vicar Lane, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4GD

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