|Name||East Whitby Primary Academy|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||08 December 2015|
|Address||Stainsacre Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4HU|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||225 (42% boys 58% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||16.6|
|Academy Sponsor||The Enquire Learning Trust|
|Local Authority||North Yorkshire|
|Percentage Free School Meals||18.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.2%|
Information about this school
This is smaller than the average sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium (additional money provided by the government to support disadvantaged pupils and looked after children) is above average. The proportion of pupils who are disabled or who have special educational needs is similar to other schools around the country. Most pupils are of White British heritage and so the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language or who are from minority ethnic groups is below the national average. Their headteacher took up his post in April 2014. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school The many systems the headteacher has put into place to improve the school have now borne fruit. Achievement has risen to the point where it is good and the morale of staff is high. The governing body offers a high degree of challenge and support to the school. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is consistently good right across the school. Training for teachers is of high quality and staff are eager to improve themselves further. Pupils’ behaviour, including their personal development and welfare, is outstanding. Behaviour both in and out of the classroom is impressive and pupils’ deep care for each other is beyond that normally found in schools. The improvements made in the early years mean that children now make good progress in Reception and are well prepared for Year 1. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The most able are sometimes not as well challenged as pupils of other abilities. Pupils’ comprehension skills in reading need additional improvement to ensure achievement rises further. The school development plan does not outline clear milestones which would enable the governing body to accurately check progress at any time in the year. School leaders do not analyse the achievement of different groups of pupils as sharply as they might.