Copmanthorpe Primary School

Name Copmanthorpe Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 24 April 2014
Address Low Green, Copmanthorpe, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 3SB
Phone Number 01904554535
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 383 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.7
Local Authority York
Percentage Free School Meals 1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.8%
Persisitent Absence 3.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Copmanthorpe is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium funding is well below that found nationally. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below the national average as is the proportion supported at school action plus or through a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 6. Since the previous inspection, there have been a number of changes in staffing, including the appointment of a new deputy headteacher.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. This is a very warm and welcoming learning community where all pupils are valued as individuals. Pupils make good progress from their different starting points and achieve well, particularly in reading. Teaching is typically good. Interesting activities engage pupils. Work is well matched to meet the needs of pupils. Behaviour is good with excellent relationships between adults and pupils. Vulnerable pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, receive good support that enables them to achieve well. Pupils feel safe and learn how to keep themselves safe. They enjoy coming to school and attendance is above average. Governors have a clear understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for development. They challenge leaders while providing support and encouragement. Leaders’ checks on the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement are thorough. The school is well placed to improve further. The school’s own evaluation of its work is accurate. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural is developed well because they are given opportunities to take on responsibilities and grow in confidence. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is good but not yet outstanding because teachers do not share best practice. Writing throughout the school is not as strong as other subjects because pupils do not have sufficient opportunity to practise their writing skills in subjects other than English. Subject leaders do not check carefully enough the opportunities for writing and quality of marking of writing in their subjects. The quality of marking varies across the school and pupils do not always have time to respond. Pupils do not have enough chances to assess their own work or that of their classmates.