Fylingdales Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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Fylingdales Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Name Fylingdales Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Website http://www.fylingdales.n-yorks.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 June 2013
Address Thorpe Lane, Fylingthorpe, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4TH
Phone Number 01947880429
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 77 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.7
Local Authority North Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 6.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 13.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is smaller in size than an average-sized primary school. A below average proportion of pupils are known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after. A below average proportion of pupils are supported at school action. An average proportion of pupils are supported at school action plus or have a statement of special educational needs. The majority of pupils are of White British Heritage. A number of pupils leave or enter the school at different times throughout the year. The government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics, do not apply to this school. When results are reported at the end of Year 6 the number of eligible pupils has been consistently below 11. The school has experienced significant changes in staffing over the last two years. The school has achieved the Health and Well Being Award, Sports Active Mark and Inclusion Quality Mark awards. The Early Years Foundation Stage is currently taught in a Reception class with Year 1 pupils.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Children get a good start to their time in school and make good progress overall in the Reception class. Staff provide a warm and welcoming classroom where children thrive and develop their literacy skills well. Standards are rising rapidly, particularly in English, as the school has rigorously focussed on improving teaching. Standards in mathematics are also improving. The school has quickly responded to the need to raise standards and improve pupils’ progress. Teaching is good and some is outstanding as teachers have very good questioning skills. Teachers know their pupils well, providing them with activities that meet their needs and accelerate their progress. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development underpins pupils’ outstanding behaviour and their comprehensive understanding of how to keep safe in a wide range of situations. The headteacher is highly committed to the school and its pupils. Her drive and enthusiasm have been instrumental in steering the school through changes in staffing, improving standards and the quality of teaching. She is well supported by a conscientious and hard working staff. Governors know the school very well and are highly committed to the school. They provide challenge and support its improvements in teaching and raising standards. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet consistently outstanding because not all teachers use all of the elements of best practice seen in the school. New subject leaders do not always possess the skills to help teachers to improve teaching further. Standards in mathematics are not yet high enough. Pupils do not have sufficient opportunities to explore mathematics through other subjects, including play in the Early Years Foundation Stage. More efficient methods of calculation are not explained to pupils as early as possible in order for them to reach higher standards in their work.