Gorseland Primary School


Name Gorseland Primary School
Website https://www.gorseland.net
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 12 December 2017
Address Deben Avenue, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 3QR
Phone Number 01473623790
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 456 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.8
Local Authority Suffolk
Percentage Free School Meals 7.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.6%
Persisitent Absence 6.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. This is a larger than average-sized primary school. The school works with other local schools in the area and with other schools that have a specialist support centre. The school has undertaken research with the Prince.s Trust Institute („valuing pupils. time at lunchtime.), the Education Endowment Fund („catch-up maths.) and is a partner school for the local Initial Teacher Training provider (SCITT). The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. However, the proportion who have moderate learning difficulties and/ or complex special educational needs is above average; this is due to the school.s specially resourced provision. The specialist support centre caters for 25 pupils, aged from 5 to 11, with complex learning difficulties. There are currently 25 attending the unit, who come from across the local authority area.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Over the last four years, the headteacher and leaders have led continuous improvement in the school highly effectively. Pupils. behaviour around the school and in lessons is excellent. Pupils display great enthusiasm for learning. They and their parents are exceptionally positive about all aspects of the school. The school provides a broad, interesting and highly engaging curriculum. This ensures that pupils. spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. As a result, pupils. personal development and welfare are a high priority. The school constantly reviews and plans for the needs of all its pupils. It is highly inclusive and as a result the pupils who are disadvantaged or who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities make very strong progress. Pupils in the school.s specialist support centre are supported very well and make excellent progress. Leaders. innovative approach to professional development leads to very effective teaching. There is a consistency of approach across different classes that helps pupils to make quick progress. Pupils of widely different abilities make very strong progress and attainment for pupils currently in the school is well above that seen nationally. The early years foundation stage is good. The areas for improvement for this stage given in the previous inspection report have been addressed well. There is clear and sustained improvement, but pupils do not yet progress as consistently well as pupils further up the school.