Airmyn Park Primary School

Name Airmyn Park Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 16 July 2013
Address Percy Drive, Airmyn, Goole, DN14 8NZ
Phone Number 01405762086
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils unknown
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.0
Academy Sponsor Swanland Education Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 7.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.3%

Information about this school

This is a smaller than average size primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional government funding provided for children looked after by the local authority, children whose parents are in the armed forces and those known to be eligible for free school meals, is below the national average. The proportion of pupils supported by school action is lower than average. The number supported by school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is also lower than average. Nearly all the pupils are of White British heritage. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic groups or who speak English as an additional language are much lower than the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. Since the last inspection, there have been a number of staffing changes, including a new Chair of the Governing Body and a new Early Years Foundation Stage leader. The headteacher has been in post for three years.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well, including those with special educational needs and those supported by the pupil premium funding. They make good progress especially in reading and mathematics. Teaching is typically good. Very positive relationships with pupils ensure that they want to please their teachers and they are keen to do well. Behaviour is good. Pupils are kind and friendly. They form good relationships and so feel safe and happy at school. Their well above average attendance reflects pupils’ enjoyment of school. The headteacher and all staff are ambitious for the school and want it to do well. Good teamwork is ensuring that improvements are being driven through. Senior leaders, including the governing body, have a good understanding of how well pupils are achieving. This is used effectively to ensure training and support for all adults are well focussed on raising pupils’ attainment and progress still further. Parents expressed largely positive views and say their children are happy and safe. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding to drive improvement at an even faster pace and make achievement outstanding. Attainment in writing and especially for more- able pupils is not as high as it is in reading and mathematics. Sometimes the pace of lessons often means pupils are too long listening to the teacher and do not have enough opportunities to take responsibility for learning on their own. Marking is not used consistently to help pupils make the best possible progress.