Aldbrough Primary School

Name Aldbrough Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 January 2012
Address Headlands Road, Aldbrough, Hull, HU11 4RR
Phone Number 01964527422
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 145 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.1
Local Authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 19.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about the school

This school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportions of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals are below average. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and pupils with disabilities is also below average. Almost all pupils are from of White British heritage. A small proportion are from traveller communities. The number of pupils who leave or join the school partway through their primary education is higher than that typically found and is increasing. The school has been above government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress, for the last three years. Among the school’s awards is Healthy Schools’ Status. Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

Key Findings

¦ This is a good school. It has sustained overall above average standards and good rates of progress for most pupils since the last inspection. The pupils, parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive and acknowledge the high standards of behaviour and excellent arrangements to keep children safe. The Early Years Foundation Stage is outstanding. While most pupils make good progress in writing, not all higher-attaining pupils achieve as well as they should. ¦ Teaching is good across Years 1 to 6. It is outstanding in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The school provides good quality individual support in lessons for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs. As a result, these pupils make good progress. The small numbers of pupils from travelling communities also receive good support to enable them to achieve well while they are in school. Teachers and other adults motivate most pupils. As a consequence, they collaborate readily in their learning, and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. ¦ Pupils’ behaviour is typically outstanding over time and they are very proud of their school. They make every effort to ensure that others learn and thrive in an atmosphere of respect and dignity. They show very high levels of engagement, courtesy, and cooperation in and out of lessons. Pupils from different backgrounds get on noticeably well with each other and bullying is rare. They all feel safe at school at all times. They understand very clearly what constitutes an unsafe situation and are highly aware of how to keep themselves and others safe. ¦ The headteacher has high expectations and is ambitious for all pupils. Senior staff know the school’s strengths and weaknesses well and constantly drive improvement. Teachers use information on pupils’ achievements increasingly effectively to sustain overall above average performance. Governors support senior leaders well and ensure that the curriculum contains stimulating activities that excite and enthuse pupils. The governing body fulfils its statutory safeguarding responsibilities in an exemplary manner.