Tansley Primary School

Name Tansley Primary School
Website http://www.tansleyprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 26 September 2012
Address Gold Hill, Tansley, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5FG
Phone Number 01629582448
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 73 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.5
Local Authority Derbyshire
Percentage Free School Meals 11%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 10.4%
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.