|Name||St Paul’s Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||30 January 2013|
|Address||St Paul’s Terrace, Holgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 4BJ|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||175 (42% boys 58% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.5|
|Percentage Free School Meals||9.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||8.6%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||8.6%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding in this school for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals) is low. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average, as is the proportion of pupils supported through school action plus. An above average proportion of pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Forty per cent of this group of pupils have dual registration with other educational providers to meet their special educational needs. The school has had several staffing changes within the last three years. Two teachers took up acting leadership roles in February 2012, as deputy headteacher and senior teacher leading special educational needs. The school was inspected in December 2012 as part of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools (SIAS). 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 achieve well. Attainment is usually significantly above average in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Pupils read exceptionally well for their age. This is a strength of the school. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make excellent progress, including those with the most complex needs. Teaching is good. Lessons are well-organised and pupils are keen to learn. Outstanding leadership of teaching gives teachers expert guidance on how to improve their practice. Pupils feel very safe. They say, ‘We’re not a bullying school,’ and their parents agree. Pupils behave extremely well both in lessons and around the school. Older pupils look after younger ones and playtimes are fun. Attendance is now above average and shows improvement each year. Outstanding leadership and management ensure that the school’s Christian values underpin pupils’ education. Developing pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness lies at the heart of the school’s rich curriculum. Governors give the school high level support and challenge. This helps the school to build on its strengths and to improve further. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not outstanding. Pupils have limited time in lessons to learn independently. Teaching does not always ensure that the work for more-able pupils makes them think hard for themselves.