Ravenfield Primary Academy

Name Ravenfield Primary Academy
Website http://www.ravenfieldprimaryacademy.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 20 November 2012
Address Moor Lane North, Ravenfield, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 4LZ
Phone Number 01709542678
Type Academy
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 198 (43% boys 57% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.1
Academy Sponsor Maltby Learning Trust
Local Authority Rotherham
Percentage Free School Meals 6.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1%
Persisitent Absence 2.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average sized primary school. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The number of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides funding to support those known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those in the care of the local authority, is well below average. The proportion of pupils whose learning needs are supported at school action is below average. The number of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils’ achievement is good and they make good progress during their time in school. All groups of pupils achieve well, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs. All adults provide good support and help for pupils. Teaching is good. Pupils are interested and involved in lessons. Activities provide the right level of challenge for all learners. Pupils say they enjoy school. Their behaviour is good in lessons and around the school. Pupils feel safe and trust adults to help them if they have a problem. The headteacher leads the school well. Changes made since the previous inspection have been extremely effective in improving standards, pupils’ progress and the quality of teaching. Staff, including teaching assistants, work very closely together as a team. The governing body provides a good level of challenge and support for the school. Attendance is above average. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not outstanding. The introductions to some lessons are too long, so pupils do not spend enough time on the main activity. Marking does not always give pupils enough information about how to improve their work. Pupils do not take enough care with their handwriting or how work is presented. Teachers do not make enough use of information and communication technology to encourage learning.