|Name||Elvington Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||28 January 2015|
|Address||Dauby Lane, Elvington, York, North Yorkshire, YO41 4HP|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||146 (43% boys 57% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||19.6|
|Percentage Free School Meals||2.7%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0.7%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||4.8%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most children start at the school in the Reception class. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils deemed disadvantaged and supported through the pupil premium is also below average. (The pupil premium is additional government funding to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or those children in the care of the local authority). A number of subject leaders are new to their roles in the last year. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectation for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Clear direction and strong leadership by the headteacher have sustained many positive aspects of the school’s work since the last inspection. This ensures that high standards are reached by a growing proportion of pupils by the end of Year 6. Provision for children in the early years is outstanding. As a result, they make a flying start to their learning and are well prepared for Year 1. Teaching overall is good and some is outstanding. Pupils achieve well from their individual starting points and this results in their attainment in reading, writing and mathematics being above average by the end of Year 6. Their progress in writing, while improving strongly, is not as rapid, so fewer pupils attain at the higher levels. All aspects of safety and care are given high priority. Care arrangements are outstanding. Pupils are extremely happy at school and feel safe there. Their behaviour is exemplary. They value learning highly and so achieve well. Leaders and governors make good use of appraisal systems and training to maintain good teaching and improve teaching and achievement further. The headteacher’s monitoring of teaching and learning is highly effective. The governing body has improved the ways it holds the school to account. The governors are now very effective partners in supporting and challenging the school. The exciting curriculum, that includes an extensive range of visits, provides pupils with invaluable opportunities to extend their learning and supports their outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Relationships throughout the school are excellent and parents are fulsome in their praise of what the school provides for them and their children. They particularly value the school’s friendly and supportive environment where their children thrive. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching to support higher levels of attainment, especially in writing. The most-able pupils are not always challenged sufficiently. Teachers’ marking is not always detailed enough in all subjects to provide the guidance pupils need to improve their work further. Subject leaders are not yet doing enough to check that teaching is always of the highest quality in their areas of responsibility and that all pupils make the best progress they can.