Dean Bank Primary and Nursery School

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About Dean Bank Primary and Nursery School

Name Dean Bank Primary and Nursery School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Pauline Northcott
Address Dean Bank, Ferryhill, DL17 8PP
Phone Number 01740651512
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 193
Local Authority County Durham
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and acting deputy headteacher have been relentless in their drive to improve the quality of education for all pupils since the last inspection.

Senior leaders have improved the quality of teaching and learning and overall it is now good. Time is needed for these improvements to become fully embedded in all year groups. Outcomes are good.

Progress in reading, writing and mathematics in almost all year groups is strong. Progress by the end of key stage 2 has improved considerably and is now above average. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and those who are disadvantaged make strong progress fro...m their starting points.

Governors challenge the school successfully. They hold senior leaders effectively to account for the standard of education all pupils receive. Pupils' behaviour is good.

They are polite, courteous and proud of their school. They are respectful towards all adults and each other. Personal, social and emotional development is a strength of the school.

Leaders and teachers use a well-planned curriculum to promote positive behaviour, mental health and well-being. Safeguarding is highly effective. It is a high priority for all.

Pupils say that they feel safe and know that all staff would take any concerns they may have seriously. Children get off to a good start to learning in the early years. Provision indoors has improved significantly.

Opportunities to learn outdoors are more limited. New subject leaders receive well-considered and effective support from senior leaders and external partners. Their skills in checking the quality and impact of teaching need development.

The profile of reading is high. Pupils enjoy reading and do so regularly. Phonics is well taught.

Sometimes the books younger pupils read are not well matched to their phonic ability. Attendance overall is improving. A small minority of pupils, however, are absent too often.

Effective systems are now in place to improve this.

Information about this school

Dean Bank Primary and Nursery is smaller than the average-size primary school; it has a Nursery for children from the age of two. The proportion of pupils with SEND is average.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well above the national average. The vast majority of pupils speak English as their first language. The school provides a breakfast club every day and a range of after-school activities.

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