Frizington Community Primary School


Name Frizington Community Primary School
Website http://www.frizington-pri.cumbria.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 July 2013
Address Main Street, Frizington, Cumbria, CA26 3PF
Phone Number 01946810611
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 128 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.1
Local Authority Cumbria
Percentage Free School Meals 19.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.3%

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is above average. This provides additional funding for children in the care of the local authority and for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. There are very few pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds or who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported at school action is average whereas the proportion supported at school action plus and with a statement of special educational needs is well above average. The school meets and exceeds the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher provides excellent leadership for the school. Governors and all staff continually and successfully strive for improvement in pupils’ achievement and in teaching. Leadership and management are outstanding and consequently the school is well placed to improve further. From their starting points, which vary from year to year, pupils make good progress to reach standards which are at least average, and often above, by the end of Year 6. Teaching is consistently good and in some lessons it is outstanding. Teachers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic, plan lessons thoroughly and have high expectations of their pupils. Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are outstanding. They are very proud of their school and show real respect for staff and each other. They feel extremely safe in school, attend regularly and greatly enjoy learning. Pupils who are supported by the pupil premium funding make particularly good progress because they receive excellent individual support which is exactly matched to their needs. A rich curriculum gives pupils a range of exciting experiences both in and out of school. These help to nurture their talents, build their confidence and promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding. Teachers’ marking does not always tell pupils exactly how to improve their work. In a few lessons progress slows slightly when pupils are not moved on quickly enough to the next task. Pupils’ progress compares favourably to that found nationally but it is not yet fast enough to be judged outstanding. Although very successful personal learning programmes are in place for pupils supported by the pupil premium, these have yet to be extended to all pupils.