|Name||Marine Park Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Address||Hatfield Square, Woodbine Estate, South Shields, NE33 2RD|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||198 (51.5% boys 48.5% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.7|
|Local Authority||South Tyneside|
|Percentage Free School Meals||49.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||64.3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||26.1%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (08 March 2017)
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Information about this school
The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Marine Park is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The school runs a breakfast club. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils in the school is much higher than the national average. Approximately 70% of pupils are from minority ethnic groups and, for a similar proportion of pupils, English is not their first language. The majority of pupils, around six out of ten, are from Bangladeshi backgrounds. The proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan or a statement of special educational needs is broadly average, but the proportion of pupils receiving special educational needs support is about twice as high as the national average. The school meets the current government floor standards.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school This is a school that makes a very positive difference to the education and lives of its pupils and their families. The headteacher, governors and school leaders provide exceptional leadership, set high expectations and pursue further improvements relentlessly. As a result, pupils flourish socially and academically and make outstanding progress. All groups of pupils achieve exceptionally well across the school as a result of the highly effective teaching, care, guidance and support they receive. Pupils who are disadvantaged, those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, those who speak English as an additional language and the most able make rapid and sustained progress. The most able disadvantaged pupils are very well catered for by the school. Leaders focus precisely on their needs and address effectively any barriers to learning. Teaching is highly effective and is characterised by very good subject knowledge, precise attention to pupils’ individual needs and effective questioning. The early years is very well led and children make outstanding progress, often from starting points that are well below average for their age. Pupils’ personal development is outstanding and they display very positive attitudes to their learning, demonstrating maturity and resilience across a range of subjects. The behaviour of pupils is outstanding and any disruption to learning is extremely rare and efficiently dealt with by teachers if it does occur. The curriculum is wide ranging, varied and engaging. Pupils’ learning and development are enriched by sports and arts, as well as numerous trips and visits from authors and illustrators. The provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength and permeates the school’s work. This is an inclusive school that celebrates diversity. Attendance is broadly average, but too many pupils take extended leave during school time.