Abercrombie Primary School


Name Abercrombie Primary School
Website http://www.abercrombie.derbyshire.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 18 June 2019
Address Higher Albert Street, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7QE
Phone Number 01246232425
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 235 (56% boys 44% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.0
Local Authority Derbyshire
Percentage Free School Meals 12.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 11.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The senior leadership team provides strong and effective leadership. Team members have successfully introduced new strategies, which have improved the quality of teaching and outcomes for pupils. Almost all governors are new to their roles. They have made a very strong start to checking the work of the school. They do not yet receive precise enough information about the spending of additional government funding in order to hold leaders fully to account. The effectiveness of subject leadership is variable. Some leaders have had more impact on the development of the curriculum and on the quality of teaching in their subjects than others. The curriculum is planned to ensure that pupils study the full range of subjects. However, some subjects are less well planned and pupils cannot securely recall the things they have learned. Teachers plan learning that builds precisely on what pupils already know and can do. They provide an appropriate level of challenge so that pupils of all abilities can achieve well. Teachers introduce pupils of all ages to a wide range of new and interesting vocabulary. Teachers and teaching assistants use well-considered questions to check pupils’ understanding. They reshape their explanations to help all pupils grasp the concepts being taught. Pupils repeat spelling errors when they are writing. There is no clear strategy to teach spelling. Outcomes for pupils have improved over recent years. Pupils now make good progress from their starting points. Pupils behave well around school and in class. The school environment is calm, welcoming and conducive to learning. Pupils have a limited knowledge and understanding of the range of world religions and cultures Children make a strong start in the early years. Teaching in the Nursery and Reception classes is consistently good.