Petteril Bank School

Name Petteril Bank School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Burnett Road, Carlisle, CA1 3BX
Phone Number 01228631650
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 145 (55.9% boys 44.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.2
Local Authority Cumbria
Percentage Free School Meals 34.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 11.2%
Persistent Absence 16.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 25.5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (14 July 2016)
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Information about this school

Petteril Bank School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The percentages of pupils from minority ethnic groups and who speak English as an additional language are well below the national averages. The proportion of pupils who receive support in school for their special educational needs and/or disabilities is nearly twice the national average. The percentage of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is also nearly twice the national average. The proportion of pupils who are supported through pupil premium funding is over twice the national average. The pupil premium is extra money from the government to support pupils identified as being from disadvantaged backgrounds. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of key stage 2. The school does not meet requirements on providing details of the curriculum for the academic year and the effectiveness of provision for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities on its website, but has plans to address this. There is a children’s centre and community café on the school site. These were not part of the inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school School leaders are determined to ensure that pupils’ progress is strong. They are taking effective action to this end so that outcomes for pupils rapidly become good. The quality of teaching has improved substantially and is now good. Senior leaders keep a close check on the how good teaching is by regularly monitoring teachers’ work. Pupils’ behaviour in lessons is good. Pupils generally show positive attitudes to learning. Children in the early years are happy and confident. They make good progress from their different starting points. Pupils feel safe in school. They are aware of risks that they may come across, including on the internet, and know how to manage them. Governors have an accurate view of the strengths and weaknesses of the school. They are rigorous at holding leaders to account for school performance. The vast majority of parents are very positive about the education their children receive. They say that their children feel happy and safe and that teachers are always available if there are any concerns. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all year groups are making consistently strong progress. Most-able pupils are not always given work in English that challenges them to work at greater depth. Some pupils do not present their work neatly. The school’s marking and feedback policy is not yet fully applied across the school. Senior leaders do not evaluate the impact of the actions they take sharply enough.