Moor Row Community Primary School


Name Moor Row Community Primary School
Website http://www.moor-row.cumbria.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 31 October 2018
Address [Postcode CA24 3JW], Moor Row, Cumbria, CA24 3JW
Phone Number 01946810620
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 71 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 32.3
Local Authority Cumbria
Percentage Free School Meals 11.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

Moor Row Community Primary School is smaller than the average primary school and has four mixed-age classes. Nursery-aged children and the Reception class are taught together. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is much lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is much lower than the national average, as is the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who receive support in school for SEND is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is broadly average. A breakfast club is provided by the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since her recent appointment, the executive headteacher has worked with drive and passion to transform the quality of education at the school. She is very well supported by the senior teacher, governors and staff. Staff morale is high. This is an inclusive and welcoming school. The school’s values of respect, hopes and aspirations, tolerance, unity, responsibility and honesty lie at the core of the school’s work. Pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and disadvantaged pupils, make good progress across the curriculum. However, some of the most able pupils are not challenged consistently to reach the higher standards. Leaders are taking determined action to improve teaching and pupils’ outcomes in writing. Standards in this subject are improving to be more in line with those seen in reading and mathematics. The quality of teaching and learning is good. Teachers have high expectations of their pupils. Teaching assistants provide effective support. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong. Pupils enjoy coming to school. Pupils’ attendance has improved and is in line with the national average. The school is calm and orderly. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are respectful and polite to others. Parents and carers are delighted with the improvements in the school’s work. Many say that the school is well led. Governors know the school well. They challenge and support leaders effectively. Pupils are safe and well cared for. There is a strong culture of safeguarding in the school. The provision in early years has improved. As a result, children get off to a good start. They are well prepared for Year 1. The curriculum successfully builds pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding. Pupils enjoy a wealth of artistic, creative and sporting activities, which contributes to their health and well-being. Some middle leaders are new to post. They are at the early stages of developing their skills in checking and improving their subject areas.