Framwellgate Moor Primary School

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Framwellgate Moor Primary School


Name Framwellgate Moor Primary School
Website http://www.framprimary.durham.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 18 December 2012
Address Newton Drive, Framwellgate Moor, Durham, DH1 5BG
Phone Number 01913865400
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 358 (43% boys 57% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.7
Local Authority County Durham
Percentage Free School Meals 17.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 17.9%
Persisitent Absence 9.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 4.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in the care of the local authority and for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, is average. An above-average proportion of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds, and a well above-average proportion speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported at school action is below average but the proportion supported at school action plus and with a statement of special educational needs is above average. An above-average proportion of pupils join and leave the school part-way through their education. The school exceeds the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. The on-site provision for childcare, ‘Dragonflies’, is subject to a separate inspection and its report will be posted on the Ofsted website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Excellent leadership by the headteacher and senior leaders and managers, who are well supported by governors, has ensured that the school continues to improve. Pupils’ progress is even faster and standards have risen even further than at the time of the last inspection. Pupils make excellent progress from starting points which are often below those typical for their age. They have reached above-average standards in tests at the end of Year 6 for the last five years. Pupils’ achievement is particularly high in reading and mathematics. In order to improve achievement in writing to the same high level, the school recognises that pupils need even more opportunities to practise writing and consolidate their knowledge and skills of how to write well. Teaching is outstanding. Teachers are very knowledgeable and have high expectations of what pupils can do. They set extremely challenging work which is pitched at exactly the right level for pupils. Pupils say they feel completely safe at school. Their behaviour is exemplary. They really enjoy learning and are keen to achieve their very best. The well above-average number of pupils who speak English as an additional language and those who join the school part-way through their education are particularly well supported and make excellent progress. The youngest children settle quickly into school routines and thoroughly enjoy learning in a vibrant environment which allows them to make excellent progress in their learning, both indoors and out. The curriculum is very creative and provides a huge range of exciting and memorable activities which capture pupils’ interest. Pupils’ progress is tracked exceptionally carefully and exactly the right, skilled, extra help is given at the right time to those pupils who need it.