Zetland Primary School


Name Zetland Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
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 12 February 2014
Address Redcar Lane, Redcar, North Yorkshire, TS10 3JL
Phone Number 01642484595
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 232 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.6
Academy Sponsor Ironstone Academy Trust
Local Authority Redcar and Cleveland
Percentage Free School Meals 27.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.3%
Persisitent Absence 8.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 18.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Zetland Primary is slightly smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is much higher than the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children that are looked after by the local authority. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage and all speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils supported through school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is higher than that found nationally. The school meets the current floor standards, which set the government’s minimum expectations for attainment and progress in English and mathematics at the end of Year 6. The school has recently been awarded the Gold Artsmark.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make outstanding progress in reading to reach standards that are well-above average. This is because reading is taught extremely well throughout the school. Standards have improved over time in writing and mathematics so that, by the time pupils leave the school at the end of Year 6, attainment is above average. Lessons are interesting and motivate pupils so that they work hard and make good progress. There are lots of opportunities to learn literacy and numeracy skills in other subjects. Safety is outstanding. This is because all staff create a nurturing environment where everyone matters and everyone cares. Parents are unanimous in their opinion that pupils are well cared for and that the school keeps them safe. Pupils are happy, confident, courteous and well behaved. They thrive in a calm and purposeful atmosphere. Pupils say bullying happens very rarely and are confident that they know what to do if it does occur. The curriculum provides excellent enrichment opportunities, particularly through art and sport. This, together with regular visits out of school, for example to London and France, helps pupils to develop both their social skills and their cultural understanding. The school is very well led by the headteacher, other senior staff and governors. They lead by example so that all who work in the school share a strong desire to work together to raise standards. As a result the quality of teaching has improved and attainment has risen significantly, particularly in Key Stage 2. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The quality of teaching is not yet outstanding because teachers sometimes plan work without taking enough notice of how well pupils have done in previous lessons. The most able children are not given enough activities in writing and mathematics that help them learn more quickly in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.