St Oswald’s Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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About St Oswald’s Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School


Name St Oswald’s Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Website http://www.stoswalds.york.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Susan Bland
Address Heslington Lane, Fulford, York, YO10 4LX
Phone Number 01904555421
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 306 (49.3% boys 50.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.9
Local Authority York
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher's and deputy headteacher's drive, determination and commitment have led to rapid improvement in teaching and outcomes.

Leaders have taken swift and effective action to improve the teaching of writing and mathematics. Consequently, pupils are now making stronger progress than in previous years. The quality of teaching is strong.

Teachers know their pupils very well and have high expectations of them. They ask questions that tackle pupils' misconceptions. As a result, pupils are challenged well and so they are focused and work hard.

The many pupils who join the school at different times, including those from service... families, are supported very well to settle in quickly. They make friends and catch up quickly on any learning they may have missed. Teachers set work that systematically builds pupils' knowledge, skills and understanding.

This is why most pupils make strong progress from their starting points. However, although improving quickly, outcomes in writing and mathematics in key stage 2 are weaker. The engaging curriculum provides pupils with a wide range of opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom.

Pupils behave exceptionally well. They are highly self-confident, respectful and caring individuals. They value the friendly and inclusive ethos in the school.

Pupils play well together and work cooperatively in lessons. The school's work to promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is highly effective. Pupils enjoy learning and attend well.

Provision in early years for children currently in the school is good. Children make a good start to their education from different starting points, in a safe environment. Teachers plan learning to meet the needs of most pupils.

However, the level of challenge for pupils at lower key stage 2 is inconsistent and as a result not all groups of pupils, including the most able, learn as effectively as they could. Senior leaders have strong systems in place to monitor pupils' progress. However, some leaders' skills require further development in evaluating accurately the effect of their actions.

Information about this school

St Oswald's Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School is larger than the average-sized primary school. Since the last inspection, a new headteacher has joined the school. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average.

The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is above the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above the national average.

A large majority of pupils who attend the school are White British. The proportion of pupils, including those pupils from service families, who transfer in or out of school during the school year is higher than average. The school hosts a local-authority-funded dyslexia centre with places for 10 pupils.

The school operates a breakfast club. The school was inspected under section 48 by the Church of England Diocese of York on 23 June 2017. This inspection judged it to be outstanding.

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