Knavesmire Primary School


Name Knavesmire Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 26 November 2007
Address Trafalgar Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1HY
Phone Number 01904554445
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 471 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.5
Academy Sponsor South Bank Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority York
Percentage Free School Meals 4.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.7%
Persisitent Absence 6.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

Knavesmire is an average sized primary school located within the south of the City of York. The number of pupils has increased over the last three years because of its increasing popularity, reversing a previously declining trend. The number of classes and nursery places has been expanded to meet demand although the Reception class is oversubscribed. Most of the children are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is very low. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for a free school meal is below average. About 10% of pupils have been identified as having learning difficulties and/or disabilities. This is lower than in most schools. The school has several awards including a national Healthy Schools Award, an Artsmark, the Basic Skills Agency Quality Mark and a School Achievement Award. The Foundation Stage is used as an example of best practice by the local authority. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate