Yarmouth Church of England Aided Primary School

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Yarmouth Church of England Aided Primary School

Name Yarmouth Church of England Aided Primary School
Website http://www.fosay.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Mill Road, Yarmouth, PO41 0RA
Phone Number 01983760345
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 142 (52.8% boys 47.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.5
Local Authority Isle of Wight
Percentage Free School Meals 27.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persistent Absence 8.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 18.5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (17 January 2013)
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Information about this school

This is a much smaller-than-average primary school. The proportion of girls varies from year to year, but has been consistently well below average. The very large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium support (additional money allocated to schools by the government) is small and well below the national average. Approximately 5% of pupils are supported through school action, and about 5% are supported at school action plus or have a statement of special educational needs. These proportions are well below the national averages. Since its last inspection, the school’s status has changed, following local reorganisation of primary and secondary education, so that it now caters additionally for pupils in Years 5 and 6. Year 6 pupils sat national tests in English and mathematics for the first time in 2012. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. Since September 2010, it has been part of a federation with Shalfleet Church of England Primary School, with which it now shares a governing body. There is a pre-school on the school site, which is managed by the Governing Body. This is subject to separate inspection arrangements.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher, working closely with the governing body, has taken effective action to improve the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement since the school’s last inspection. Teaching is consistently good in all areas of the school, and some of it is outstanding. The teaching of phonics (linking sounds to letters) is particularly effective. As a result, pupils throughout the school make good progress from their various starting points and achieve well in a range of subjects, and especially in writing. Pupils feel very safe in school. They behave well, and have very few concerns about bullying. The headteacher and governing body have ensured that the school has made a smooth transition to an all-through primary school. The new federation has helped teachers to share good practice in teaching, which is helping to improve pupils’ achievement. The school’s promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is very strong. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils’ achievement is not outstanding, because there is not yet sufficient outstanding teaching. Pupils’ progress in lessons slows very occasionally and their interest flags because : teachers do not always give them sufficiently varied and interesting activities. In mathematics, pupils do not have enough opportunities to undertake practical tasks. Teachers do not always give pupils sufficiently detailed feedback on what they have done well in their written work, and what they need to do next to improve it.