Dunnington Church of England Primary School

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Dunnington Church of England Primary School


Name Dunnington Church of England Primary School
Website http://dunningtonprimary.co.uk
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 06 November 2012
Address Pear Tree Lane, Dunnington, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 5QG
Phone Number 01904552910
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 244 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.3
Academy Sponsor South York Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority York
Percentage Free School Meals 3.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.1%
Persisitent Absence 1.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 4.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is an average-sized primary school. The school does not provide any other alternative provision for pupils either on a full- or part-time basis The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is well below average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is well below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well below average. Nearly all pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Good and sometimes outstanding teaching ensures that the very large majority of pupils make at least good progress. As a result, they grow into confident and articulate young people who are well-prepared for the next stage in their education. Teachers mark pupils’ work thoroughly. Pupils take account of and respond very positively to teachers’ comments and feedback. This makes a significant contribution to their good progress. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary in lessons and around the school. They enjoy school and feel extremely safe. Pupils are happy, secure and ready to learn. As a result, pupils’ attendance is above average. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. It is promoted extremely well through the curriculum and a range of well-considered and well-planned activities. Parents are highly supportive of the school. The headteacher provides strong leadership. She has a clear view of how successful the school can be and what actions are needed to achieve it. Rigorous systems and checks by the headteacher and senior leaders are used effectively to plan training programmes for staff to improve the quality of teaching. The governing body knows the school well. It provides a good level of support and challenge to school leaders. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding to further improve pupils’ level of achievement. In some lessons more-able pupils are not always sufficiently challenged to enable them to attain the higher levels. Teachers do not always check and assess learning during lessons sufficiently quickly to ensure that all pupils make better than good progress.