Riverdale Primary School

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About Riverdale Primary School


Name Riverdale Primary School
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Headteacher Kirsty Reilly
Address Hambleton Avenue, Redcar, TS10 4HH
Phone Number 01642471298
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 201 (52.7% boys 47.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.0
Academy Sponsor Ironstone Academy Trust
Local Authority Redcar and Cleveland
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The ambition and determination of the headteacher have driven improvements in teaching and learning across the school. All staff fully support the actions taken and work hard to achieve good outcomes for pupils.

Provision for children in the early years is good. As a result, they make good progress from their starting points and are well prepared for Year 1. Teaching is good.

Staff plan work that is well matched to pupils' needs, ensuring that pupils make good progress and achieve well, including those eligible for pupil premium funding. Subject leaders have a thorough and accurate understanding of the school's strengths and what needs to... be improved. They regularly check pupils' progress and take prompt action to address any signs of underachievement.

Leaders make good use of performance management and training to promote good teaching and raise achievement. Governors know the school well and provide high-quality support and challenge to the leadership team. They make an important contribution to improving the school's effectiveness.

Behaviour in lessons and at social times is good. Pupils are polite and well mannered. They work hard and respond well to responsibilities.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching over time across the school, and as a result pupils' progress is not outstanding. Not enough pupils achieve the higher standards in reading. Low attendance by some pupils reduces their time in school and their opportunities to learn.

Information about this school

The school is a similar size to the average-sized primary school. There is one full-time Reception class and two part-time Nursery classes. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is well above average.

(Pupil premium is the funding the school receives for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority.) The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those pupils who are believed to speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of pupils with special education support is well above the national average.

The proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is well below the national average. The school is part of the Landmark Teaching School Alliance. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.