Wylam First School

Name Wylam First School
Website http://www.wylam.northumberland.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 20 November 2008
Address Bell Road, Wylam, Northumberland, NE41 8EH
Phone Number 01661852771
Type Primary
Age Range 3-9
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 127 (56% boys 44% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.4
Academy Sponsor Tyne Community Learning Trust
Local Authority Northumberland
Percentage Free School Meals 2.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.6%
Persisitent Absence 2.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

This is a small school serving a rural area. Pupils are from mixed social and economic backgrounds and are mainly of White British heritage. A few of the small number of pupils from minority ethnic groups have English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is low and that of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is below average. The proportion with a statement of special educational needs is well above average. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) includes a Nursery and the Reception class. The school has the Healthy Schools Award, Activemark, Investors in People and in June this year was the only school in the North East to gain the Sing Up Platinum Award. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate