East Whitby Primary Academy


Name East Whitby Primary Academy
Website http://www.eastwhitby.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 08 December 2015
Address Stainsacre Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4HU
Phone Number 01947602202
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
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.