Corby Primary Academy

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About Corby Primary Academy

Name Corby Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Principal Mrs Chrissie Barrington
Address Butland Road, Corby, NN18 8QA
Phone Number 01536430510
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 464
Local Authority North Northamptonshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. This new and growing academy has got off to an extremely good start because of outstanding leadership from the Principal and executive principal, and strong support from the Trust. Senior leaders, subject leaders and all members of staff work as a team to ensure that teaching is of a high quality and that pupils achieve as well as they can.

The Trust provides effective governance and strong professional and financial support. The Trust has a good understanding of the academy's performance and holds leaders to close account. Pupils show enthusiasm and a thirst for learning.

Their outstanding behaviour supports their learning very ...well. Procedures to ensure that pupils are safe are outstanding. As a result, pupils feel safe and very well looked after by adults.

Pupils are caring, courteous, friendly and kind. They show consideration and respect for others. They are well prepared for life in modern Britain.

Teaching promotes rapid progress. Teachers successfully engage pupils with clear explanations and skilful questioning. Teachers expect pupils to achieve their very best.

This occasionally makes them give too much direction when pupils are researching and presenting topic work. Children in the Reception classes have a good start and make good progress in all areas of learning. Leaders are working effectively to close the gap between the attainment of the boys and that of the girls.

All groups of pupils make rapid progress in Years 1, 2 and 3 in reading, writing and mathematics. By the end of Year 3, pupils are attaining standards above those expected for their age.

Information about this school

Corby Primary is a new academy that opened in September 2013.

It is part of Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust Academies. The academy currently has pupils from Reception to Year 3. Eventually, there will also be pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6.

About half of the pupils are White British. Other pupils come from a range of ethnic heritages with any other White background and African being the next largest groups. An above average proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language.

About a fifth of children join Reception speaking little or no English. Similar proportions at a low level of English acquisition have joined the other year groups. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average.

A below average proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium. The pupil premium is additional funding for looked after children and those known to be eligible for free school meals. Children in the Reception classes attend full time.

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