Acklam Whin Primary School

Name Acklam Whin Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 November 2013
Address Carlbury Avenue, Acklam, Middlesbrough, Teesside, TS5 8SQ
Phone Number 01642813938
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 498 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.2
Local Authority Middlesbrough
Percentage Free School Meals 8.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3%
Persisitent Absence 3.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Acklam Whin is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium funding (additional funding provided for children in local authority care, those from service families and children known to be eligible for free school meals) is below average. The majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is well below average. The proportion of children starting and leaving school at times other than expected is slightly above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Over the past three years, pupils’ attainment in reading, writing and mathematics has been high. By the end of Year 6, an above average proportion of pupils attain significantly higher than the national average in English and mathematics. Children get off to a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage and make good progress by the end of Year 6. Teaching is good. There are some examples of outstanding teaching in the school. Pupils behave well in and around school. They feel very safe and cared for well. Moreover, they say they enjoy their learning and like their teachers. The school contributes well towards pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The achievement of pupils supported by the pupil premium at least matches that of other pupils in school. The learning of groups of pupils, particularly those who are disabled or who have special educational needs, is generally good. Leaders and managers have a positive effect on improving teaching and achievement. The school is well placed to improve. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not yet make outstanding progress throughout all year groups, particularly in writing. A minority of most-able girls do not make as rapid progress as they should. A minority of teaching requires improvement and not enough is outstanding. Teachers do not always provide the most able pupils with activities which encourage them to be independent. Leaders do not always effectively use the information from the checks made on teaching, especially to share best practice.