Summer Lane Primary

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About Summer Lane Primary

Name Summer Lane Primary
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Rob Smith
Address Summer Lane, Barnsley, S75 2BB
Phone Number 01226205363
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 311
Local Authority Barnsley
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well from their different starting points to reach standards of attainment that are now above average.

Approximately half the pupils work at a higher than expected level for their age in English and mathematics. Pupils are fond of reading. They read and write well.

Mathematics is a notable strength in which the most-able pupils excel. Teaching is consistently good or better. Lessons are fun, interesting and challenging.

Teaching assistants give expert help to pupils who are supported through pupil premium funding. Pupils behave well. They are good at working together and learning from each other.

Pupils c...learly feel safe. They clearly thoroughly enjoy school for they describe it as 'Joyful, everyone is friends.' The leadership of teaching is very good and has significantly improved teaching quality since the last inspection.

The school is well led and managed by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable leadership team who sets high standards but knows how to make school a happy place for everyone. Governors play a full part in helping the school to improve at a rapid rate. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always give pupils time to respond to developmental points when they mark their work.

This means that pupils tend to repeat mistakes. The outdoor provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage does not have enough practical activities to get children working things out for themselves or to develop good early writing skills.

Information about this school

This school is larger than the average-sized primary school.

The large majority of pupils are White British. A small minority come from minority ethnic groups, the largest being Polish and Portuguese. A few are at an early stage of learning English as an additional language.

The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives additional funding through the pupil premium is 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 who are looked after by the local authority.) The headteacher and two assistant headteachers started in January 2012 after a short period of acting leadership. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

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