|Name||West Butterwick C of E Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||12 January 2016|
|Address||School Lane, West Butterwick, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN17 3LB|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||Unknown|
|Local Authority||North Lincolnshire|
|Percentage Free School Meals||13.6%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||15.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a very small primary school. It is part of the Trentside Federation with a neighbouring school. Both schools share the executive headteacher and the same governing body. Two teachers have left the school since the previous inspection. All pupils speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is average. The proportion of pupils receiving support for their special educational needs is average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics at the end of Year 6.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school Excellent leadership at all levels promotes high expectations of pupils and staff and this enables pupils to excel. High-quality teaching, learning and assessment combined with a strong sense of care is evident throughout the school and this underpins pupils’ outstanding academic and personal development. Pupils’ attainment is above average and they make rapid progress. Pupils of different abilities make excellent progress. As a result, gaps in attainment in relation to pupils nationally are either eradicated or closing rapidly. Children in the early years make rapid progress because teachers and teaching assistants accurately assess their progress and plan learning experiences that provide appropriate challenge. The provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school and effectively supports the promotion of British values. Pupils enjoy a creative, broad curriculum that includes reading, writing and mathematics and a range of cultural and sporting activities. This balance leads to high outcomes and successfully promotes pupils’ personal, social and emotional development. Pupils’ behaviour and positive attitudes to learning are making a significant contribution to the high standards they are achieving. Subject leaders play a vital part in checking pupils’ progress and developing the subject knowledge of staff. In some cases their plans to secure further improvement need to be more closely aligned to the skills and knowledge they intend pupils to acquire. Governors are well informed and, as a result, know the school extremely well and support and challenge leaders effectively. Parents and carers value all aspects of the school’s work.