Goldsborough Church of England Primary School

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Goldsborough Church of England Primary School

Name Goldsborough Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 June 2012
Address Goldsborough, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8NJ
Phone Number 01423862617
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 92 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.2
Local Authority North Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 3.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the school

This school is much smaller than others of its type. It serves a rural village community and numbers in each year group are low, averaging around ten pupils in Key Stage 2. The proportion of children known to be eligible for free school meals is low. All pupils are of White British heritage and none speaks English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school meets the current floor standards, which sets the government’s minimum expectations for attainment and progress. A recently opened daily breakfast club is provided for pupils. Recent accreditations include: Healthy School status, Eco Schools Award and the ‘Sing Up’ Silver Award. Since the previous inspection there have been significant changes in staffing. A new headteacher has been appointed and the whole of the teaching staff has changed. Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

Key Findings

This is a good school. It is not yet outstanding because pupils have tended to make less progress in mathematics over time, and inconsistencies in the quality of marking sometimes limit pupils’ knowledge of how to improve their work. Pupils thrive at Goldsborough, leaving the school as confident, articulate and polite young people who are well prepared for their next stage of education. Pupils’ achievement is good. A good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage lays a positive foundation for learning and most pupils make good progress throughout the school. A focus on practical activities is successfully developing problem-solving skills and has closed the gap in progress between English and mathematics significantly, but opportunities to use mathematics skills across the curriculum are more limited. Teaching is good. Thorough use of assessment ensures teachers know pupils’ academic development well and pupils’ progress is carefully tracked. Outcomes of lessons are well used to adapt future planning so that pupils are consistently challenged. The school’s caring ethos coupled with opportunities for responsibility ensure pupils flourish, developing independence and self- discipline. As a result, their behaviour is outstanding and they demonstrate exemplary attitudes to lessons and are active learners. Many pupils learn the skills of negotiation and teamwork through serving on pupil committees. School’s close attention to safety means that pupils have a highly developed sense of their own and others’ safety. Leadership of teaching and management of performance are good. The headteacher offers strong, visionary leadership. Supported by a well-informed governing body, the school is briskly moving forward. Some classroom monitoring is undertaken by subject leaders, but often development points are not included in the written record, thus limiting opportunities to monitor progress in further observations. Pupils’ good progress, together with improvements in teaching and the curriculum indicate that the school’s capacity for further improvement is good.