|Name||Filby Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||13 March 2013|
|Address||Thrigby Road, Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3HJ|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||89 (59% boys 41% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||15.6|
|Academy Sponsor||Evolution Academy Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||14.6%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.2%|
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.