Green Hammerton Church of England Primary School

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Green Hammerton Church of England Primary School

Name Green Hammerton Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 22 May 2019
Address York Road, Green Hammerton, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 8BN
Phone Number 01423330314
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 101 (56% boys 44% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.9
Local Authority North Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 3.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average primary school. There are four classes, all of which are mixed-age classes. Most pupils are of White British heritage and speak English as their first language. The proportion of current pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is well below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs varies from year to year. Currently it is equivalent to the national average for those pupils requiring additional support. The governing body provides before- and after-school care. Since the school’s previous inspection the local authority has been providing professional support for the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since the school’s previous inspection, the headteacher and leaders have effectively addressed most of the areas for improvement. The improved quality of teaching, particularly in upper key stage 2, now means that pupils are making good progress from key stage 1. Governors, some new to the role, bring high levels of expertise. They have quickly gained a good understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses in teaching and learning. Teachers generally use assessment effectively to plan for mixed aged classes. Activities are usually well matched for different ages. There are some weaknesses in reading and variance in teachers’ expectations about the presentation of pupils’ written work. Pupils enjoy reading and many bring in books from home. However, teachers do not always provide sufficient guidance to ensure that books are well matched to pupils’ capabilities. The school’s curriculum provides pupils with some stimulating starting points and activities. However, in foundation subjects, such as art, leaders have not ensured a clear progression of skills. The pupil premium funding is used effectively to provide intervention teaching for the very few disadvantaged pupils. This has improved their progress. The achievement of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is good. Leaders ensure that these pupils receive the quality of teaching and support which meets their needs. The school puts a high priority on pupils’ welfare. Procedures for safeguarding pupils are effective. As a result, pupils say that they feel safe and nearly all parents agree. Pupils behave well and show high levels of engagement with their learning. This is endorsed by 100% of parents who responded to Ofsted’s questionnaire Parent View. Children in the early years get off to a flying start. Activities are thoughtfully planned to meet the needs of the youngest Nursery children as well as ensure that the older children are well prepared for key stage 1.