Farnley Tyas Church of England Voluntary Controlled First School

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Farnley Tyas Church of England Voluntary Controlled First School

Name Farnley Tyas Church of England Voluntary Controlled First School
Website http://www.farnleytyasfirst.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 05 January 2012
Address Butts Road, Farnley Tyas, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6TZ
Phone Number 01484666714
Type Primary
Age Range 4-10
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Kirklees
Percentage Free School Meals 9.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the school

Farnley Tyas First School is much smaller than the average-sized primary school, although its roll has increased in recent years. Pupils transfer to middle school at the end of Year 5. The ratio of girls to boys is greater than found in most similar schools. Pupils are all of White British heritage and the proportion known to be eligible for free school meals is well below average. The incidence of pupils arriving or leaving the school other than at the usual time has historically been low but has been increasing recently. The proportion of pupils with a disability or special educational needs is below average. The school has Investors in Pupils status and the Eco School Silver award. Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

Key Findings

¦ This is an outstanding school. Pupils’ attainment by the end of Year 5 is well above national expectations, which has been the pattern for several years. ¦ Pupils make excellent progress and by the end of Year 5 their achievement in reading, writing and mathematics is outstanding. Most rapid progress is made in reading and writing and to further improve pupils’ skills in mathematics teachers are rightly addressing a relative weakness by helping them speed up mental calculation and sharpen problem-solving skills. Reading skills and the enjoyment of books are promoted very effectively with the result that pupils are keen and confident readers. ¦ Pupils have great enthusiasm for learning. They thoroughly enjoy school and their attendance is high. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. ¦ Pupils with a disability or special educational needs make outstanding progress. By the end of Year 5 their attainment is at, or above, the level expected for all pupils of the same age. ¦ The progress made by children in Reception is outstanding in all areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, ensuring they make an excellent start to Year 1. ¦ The quality of teaching is outstanding. Teachers assess thoroughly and they know their pupils extremely well. This ensures lessons are planned very effectively and work closely matches the wide range in pupils’ ages and abilities. The skills of communication, language and literacy are exceptionally well taught. Lessons are taught in a lively manner which engages pupils and creates enjoyment in learning. Pupils’ self-confidence as learners grows significantly over time. ¦ Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding and they say they feel exceptionally safe. Pupils respond extremely well to the school’s high expectations and show a high regard for each other. ¦ Leadership and management are outstanding. The headteacher has driven school improvement very effectively and the staff are a cohesive team. The school has very effectively embedded its distinctive ethos and has developed an outstanding curriculum which promotes key skills exceedingly well and provides a very broad range of valuable and interesting learning opportunities.