|Name||Rawmarsh Ryecroft Infant School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||13 November 2013|
|Address||South Street, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S62 5QW|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||177 (44% boys 56% girls)|
|Percentage Free School Meals||22.6%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||30.5%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported by school action is well above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and receive the pupil premium is well above average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children that are looked after. The large majority of pupils are from White British families. A small but increasing number of pupils are of Eastern European heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils of all abilities make good progress in reading, writing, mathematics and other subjects throughout their time in school. Children are well prepared for their future learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They enjoy learning and are curious about the world around them. The most-able pupils achieve well. They are taught to be independent and think for themselves. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make good progress. They respond well to teaching programmes carefully tailored to their individual needs. The quality of teaching is good overall. It is occasionally outstanding. Lessons are well-planned and stimulating. Teachers involve pupils well in assessing and improving their own work. Pupils are well behaved and feel safe. They are proud of their school and take their responsibilities such as school councillors seriously. The pupils’ personal development, including their health and well-being, is promoted well throughout a wide range of visits, visitors and clubs. The headteacher and deputy headteacher provide a clear direction for improvement and rigorously review all aspects of the school’s performance. They receive strong support from subject leaders and an effective governing body. As a result, the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement has improved well since the last inspection. The school is well placed to continue to develop. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Occasionally, teachers do not make certain all pupils are working as hard as they can in the lesson. Sometimes the questions teachers ask do not help pupils deepen their learning and secure their understanding. Teachers do not always make full use of other adults in the classroom to maximise pupils’ achievement.