Filby Primary School

Name Filby Primary School
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 13 March 2013
Address Thrigby Road, Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3HJ
Phone Number 01493369241
Type Academy
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 89 (57% boys 43% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.6
Academy Sponsor Evolution Academy Trust
Local Authority Norfolk
Percentage Free School Meals 17%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.2%
Persisitent Absence 7.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 15.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Filby is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. Pupils are taught in four mixed-age classes, for the Early Years Foundation Stage, Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4, and Years 5 and 6, respectively. The vast majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides funding for children in the care of the local authority and for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action is broadly average, as is the proportion receiving support at school action plus and who have a statement of special educational needs. The school makes some use of alternative provision away from the school site for a very small number of pupils. It uses Lingwood Specialist Resource base for this purpose. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum level expected for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress at the school in English and mathematics. Pupils throughout the school also make good progress in a range of subjects like science and music. Teachers plan lessons well to ensure that pupils are engaged and interested in their learning and the pupils respond enthusiastically to this. Pupils feel safe and cared for at the school. Their behaviour is good and they demonstrate consistently positive attitudes to learning. The leadership of the school has made a significant impact in improving the quality of teaching, and raising rates of progress and standards of behaviour. It is not yet an outstanding school because : More-able pupils are sometimes given work to do in mathematics that is too easy for them. Governors are not always in a position to understand data about pupils’ performance well enough to provide sufficient support and challenge to the school in ensuring that pupils’ progress is outstanding.