North Ormesby Primary Academy

Name North Ormesby Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address James Street, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, TS3 6LB
Phone Number 01642247985
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 257 (54.1% boys 45.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.2
Academy Sponsor Academies Enterprise Trust (Aet)
Local Authority Middlesbrough
Percentage Free School Meals 60.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 31.9%
Persistent Absence 14.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (19 May 2015)
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Information about this academy

North Ormesby Primary Academy is smaller than the average-sized primary school. North Ormesby is a member of Academy Enterprise Trust. The trust is governed by a board of directors. North Ormesby Primary Academy has its own governing body. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils, those known to be eligible for the pupil premium, is much higher than the national average. (The pupil premium is additional funding the school receives for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, and those children who are looked after by the local authority.) The proportion of pupils who join or leave the academy partway through the academic year is much higher than usually found because some families are housed in the area near the academy on a temporary basis. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage and speak English as their first language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is similar to that found nationally. Early years provision is part time in the Nursery and full time in the Reception Year. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 6. The principal is currently providing leadership support for The Greenway School in Hull. The academy has recently gained an ‘Achievement for All’ quality mark.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The leadership of the principal is inspirational. She has built a team of leaders, teachers and support staff who share her enthusiasm, dedication and determination. All leaders, including governors, are creative in their approach and are unafraid to take measured risks to make sure the academy has continually improved. They have created a culture where everyone loves to learn. As a result of the actions of leaders, the quality of teaching has improved and is outstanding. Pupils are making rapid progress and standards have risen dramatically since the previous inspection, particularly in reading. The academy’s use of information and communication technology is exceptional and permeates all of its work. It is used effectively to help improve teaching, communicate with parents and extend pupils’ opportunities to learn at home. Pupils’ information and communication skills are outstanding as a result. The quality of teaching is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations and provide stimulating activities that engage pupils so that they make rapid progress in a wide range of subjects. Pupils make outstanding progress from their starting points in reading, writing and mathematics. Attainment has improved over time so that pupils reach standards that are above average in reading by the end of Year 6. Standards in writing and mathematics have also improved, but are currently average rather than above average. Children make outstanding progress in all areas of learning in the early years. This means that the vast majority of children gain the skills they need in reading, writing and mathematics in order to make a good start in Year 1. In addition, children in the Reception class are learning to speak French. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Pupils not only take increasing responsibility for their own behaviour, but are extremely thoughtful and caring towards one another. They enjoy the very many opportunities they have to develop their social skills, for example as members of the school council or prefects who help younger children. Year 6 pupils are proud ambassadors of the academy. The academy’s work to keep pupils safe is outstanding. As a result, pupils feel safe and know how to keep themselves safe. Communication with parents is exceptional. Parents have absolute confidence in the work of the academy.