Warter Church of England Primary School

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About Warter Church of England Primary School

Name Warter Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.warterschool.eriding.net/
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Helen Houghton
Address Addlekel, Warter, York, YO42 1XR
Phone Number 01759302061
Phase Primary
Type Foundation school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 163
Local Authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Achievement is outstanding.

Children start school with skills typical for their age. They make outstanding progress from their individual starting points and throughout all key stages. Over the last four years, progress has accelerated to a rapid rate and so pupils' attainment by the end of Year 6 in reading, writing and mathematics has been consistently well above average.

The school's results in national tests are in the top 2% of all schools for English and mathematics. All groups of pupils achieve equally well. The progress made by the small number of pupils who have special educational needs and who are entitled to the pupil... premium matches that of their classmates.

Teaching over time is mostly outstanding, particularly in reading and mathematics. It is never less than good. Teachers use their excellent subject knowledge to set tasks that consistently challenge and engage pupils.

However, in a very small number of lessons, pupils, particularly the most able, could be stretched even further. Pupils' attitudes towards their learning are exemplary. Relationships are very strong and attendance is consistently high.

The standard of behaviour at the school is outstanding. Pupils bring the school's aims of 'Positivity, Respect, Friendship' to life in the way they interact and treat one another. Pupils report feeling safe and confirm that bullying is very rare.

An overwhelming majority of parents agree. The experienced headteacher is highly ambitious and sets a clear vision for the school. Leaders have been very successful in securing continued improvements and ensuring the quality of teaching is outstanding.

Pupils' social, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. The curriculum engages pupils and is precisely matched to their needs. However, very occasionally, opportunities for pupils to use and apply their writing skills when they complete work in subjects other than in English are overlooked.

Governors are highly visible in school. They have exceptional knowledge of the school's performance and have been successful in using this information to support and challenge leaders in order to drive further improvements.

Information about this school

Warter School is smaller than the average-sized primary school.

The proportion of pupils who are supported through school action is well below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also well below average. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below average. A well below average proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium. The pupil premium is additional government funding for children in local authority care, those from armed services families and children known to be eligible for free school meals.

The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school has achieved 'Investors in Pupils' status. It has also achieved the Basic Skills Quality Mark twice, the Heartbeat Award, Healthy Schools Status and The Green Flag Eco Award.

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