Addingham Primary School

Name Addingham Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 July 2016
Address Bolton Road, Addingham, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 0NR
Phone Number 01943830298
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 223 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.2
Percentage Free School Meals 0.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.7%

Information about this school

Addingham Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is below average, as is the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is well below average. The pupil premium is additional government funding provided for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or who are looked after. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities is well below average. The school meets the government’s current floor targets, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress at the end of key stage 2. The school website meets statutory requirements.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school This is a much-improved school. The headteacher, together with other leaders, provides highly effective leadership. There is a clear sense of vision and direction which is shared by everyone associated with the school. Pupils make strong progress from their different starting points across a broad range of subjects. The progress made by disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities is similar to that of other pupils in the school. The quality of teaching has improved and is now good. Higher expectations and regular checks have ‘raised the bar’. Good professional development opportunities are supporting teachers to continually improve their practice. The excellent curriculum provides many exciting and stimulating opportunities. Pupils develop a strong understanding about their place within a diverse and multicultural society. Pupils’ personal development and welfare are outstanding. Pupils develop as self-assured and caring young people. They welcome responsibility and make a considerable contribution to the effective running of the school. Behaviour in the school is impeccable. Pupils are kind to one another and courteous to visitors. They enjoy learning and apply themselves diligently across the day. The early years provision enables children to get off to a good start at the school. They settle quickly and make good progress in the Reception class. Governance of the school has improved considerably. The governors are well placed to provide robust scrutiny and challenge because : they hold a detailed knowledge of the school’s performance. It is not yet an outstanding school because : A small amount of teaching does not lead to substantial and sustained progress over time. Some learning activities in the early years do not engage children or sustain their interest sufficiently.