|Name||Tansley Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||26 September 2012|
|Address||Gold Hill, Tansley, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5FG|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||73 (47% boys 53% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||24.5|
|Percentage Free School Meals||11%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||24.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is smaller than the average primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage. There are none who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium has risen since the last inspection and is slightly below average supported at school action is below average who are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. Most commonly, pupils have behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. Pupils are taught in three mixed-age classes. A small number of Reception children are taught alongside Year 1 and some Year 2 pupils. This class had three different teachers last academic year. A new Early Years Foundation Stage leader joined the school in September.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils’ attainment has risen steadily since the headteacher started at the school. Pupils make rapid progress from their starting points and achieve well. Teaching successfully encourages good learning and there is a positive atmosphere in the school. Good behaviour in classes supports pupils’ learning. Pupils learn well how to keep themselves safe. Financial resources are used well to help pupils who find learning difficult. As a result, these pupils make good progress. Almost all parents are very pleased with the school and would recommend it to others. The headteacher, well supported by a strong governing body, has brought about good improvements to teaching. Teaching staff work well together and are committed to improving the school. There is a strong focus on checking how well pupils are doing, intervening to help those who are not doing well and planning for further improvements. Pupils enjoy the learning experiences provided. These have been extended by good improvements to the school grounds and links with the community. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Aspects of teaching are not yet outstanding, particularly the marking of pupils’ work in subjects other than English and mathematics. The use of data to check the quality of provision in Reception is not fully developed, and subject leaders for mathematics and English do not analyse data in their subjects.