Barlby Bridge Community Primary School

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Barlby Bridge Community Primary School

Name Barlby Bridge Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Thomas Street, Barlby Road, York, YO8 5AA
Phone Number 01757703650
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 190 (51.6% boys 48.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.8
Local Authority North Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 26.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 17%
Persistent Absence 3.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.1%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (06 March 2014)
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Information about this school

Barlby Bridge School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage. A few pupils are from various minority ethnic groups and speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium is above average. The pupil premium provides additional funding for pupils in local authority care, children from service families and those known to be eligible for free school meals. The school does not meet the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. In the last academic year, the school experienced disruption in staffing.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Excellent relationships exist between staff and pupils. As a result, this is a welcoming, inclusive school with a friendly atmosphere. From their different starting points, pupils make good progress so that by the end of Year 6 standards are broadly average in mathematics, writing and reading. Teaching is consistently good and some is outstanding. This has resulted in a steady rise in standards since the last inspection. Pupils’ behaviour is good. They enjoy school and their attendance reflects this. The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good. Pupils are well cared for and feel safe. The curriculum is imaginative and richly enhanced by extra-curricular clubs and visits out of school. Pupils are interested in their work and keen to learn. The headteacher leads the school very effectively. He has been the driving force behind the school’s improvement, particularly in raising pupils’ achievement and the quality of teaching. The systems that senior leaders have put in place to assess pupils’ progress are meticulous and enable teachers to be more accountable for pupils’ progress. The governing body is increasingly supportive of the school’s performance and challenges leaders well. Governors hold all staff to account for the achievement of pupils. The senior leaders and the governors work well together in ensuring that this is an improving school. They are all ambitious for the school’s future. As a result, the capacity for further improvement is good. Parents think highly of the school and would recommend it to other parents. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The proportion of pupils making more than expected progress is not consistently high in writing and mathematics. Pupils’ use of spelling, punctuation and grammar is not yet accurate enough to raise attainment further in English.