Scotton Lingerfield Primary School

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Scotton Lingerfield Primary School

Name Scotton Lingerfield Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 18 November 2013
Address Market Flat Lane, Lingerfield, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 9JA
Phone Number 01423862209
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 88 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.6
Local Authority North Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 13.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 3.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is much smaller than the average sized primary school. The very large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is much higher than average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is much lower than average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium funding is much lower than 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 who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils joining and leaving the school outside normal times is much higher than average. There are considerable differences in the size of groups entering the school each year. As a result, the school organises pupils into mixed year group classes. The school is a member of the Harrogate and Rural Teaching Schools Alliance (HARTS). A new extension to the building, replacing the existing pre-fabricated classrooms, took one term to construct and was completed early in 2013. 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 in all key stages make good progress and achieve well from their starting points. A large proportion leave school having reached standards that are above those expected nationally. Teaching and learning are good and some teaching is outstanding. Teachers have a positive impact because : pupils are given work and provided with comments from marking that enable them to improve their skills at a good rate, including the most able pupils. Pupils are well behaved and feel safe. They are confident and enthusiastic learners. They cooperate well with each other and staff and this leads to a calm environment around the school and to purposeful lessons. Attendance levels are high and have been consistently so over a sustained period of time. The curriculum ensures that pupils’ different needs are very effectively met and takes good account of the ages and abilities in the mixed year-group classes. The headteacher provides a clear direction for improvement. Staff receive strong support for their professional development through training. 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. The governing body are passionate about the school and through close contact with the staff effectively hold the school to account. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Occasionally, teachers and teaching assistants sometimes do not respond effectively when pupils indicate that they have not fully understood their learning. Teachers do not always allow pupils to move onto the next tasks quickly enough when they have understood what they need to. Leaders and governors do not always analyse data about pupils’ progress sharply enough to precisely identify where achievement can speed up even further.