Cheviot Primary School

Name Cheviot Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 03 December 2013
Address Yetholm Place, Newbiggin Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE5 4EB
Phone Number 01912869324
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 251 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.9
Academy Sponsor Smart Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Newcastle upon Tyne
Percentage Free School Meals 69.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.4%
Persisitent Absence 7.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils supported at school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is well above average. (Pupil premium is additional funding for those who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those that are looked after.) The school has an Early Years Foundation Stage Assessment Resource Centre and a Key Stage 2 Assessment Resource Centre which admit pupils from across the city of Newcastle. The school meets the government’s current minimum floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. Since the last inspection a new headteacher and deputy headteacher have been appointed and sixty percent of the teaching staff has changed. The school has recently become a member of the Newcastle North West Learning Trust. The school has recently opened a Pre-school for 2-year-olds. This facility was not part of this inspection but will be subject to its own inspection at a later date.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress from their starting points. Pupils’ progress has continued to accelerate since the last inspection because : the quality of teaching has improved. The quality of teaching is good. The consistent approach to the way lessons are planned and delivered, and the way in which pupils’ work is marked, have significantly contributed to the improvements. Pupils thoroughly enjoy school. They are keen to learn and have very positive relationships with each other and the staff within the school. The school provides a safe, harmonious and nurturing environment. Pupils are very well cared for and feel safe. The staff ensure that all pupils, whatever their ability or background, are given every opportunity to fully engage in school life. The headteacher, ably supported by the deputy headteacher, has developed a whole school team who are determined to ensure that the pupils get the best possible education. The governing body effectively challenges all aspects of the school’s work and also provides high quality support. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although, overall the quality of teaching is good, there is not yet sufficient outstanding teaching to ensure that all pupils of all abilities make the best possible progress. Standards that pupils achieve in mental mathematics, and English grammar, punctuation and spelling, are not as good as in reading and writing. Not all subject leaders play a full part in evaluating pupils’ achievements.