Alderman Cogan’s Church of England Primary Academy

Name Alderman Cogan’s Church of England Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 November 2013
Address Whitworth Street, Hull, HU9 3HJ
Phone Number 01482376203
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 469 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.0
Academy Sponsor Ebor Academy Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 11.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.9%

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils supported through school action and school action plus is average, and a below average proportion have a statement of special educational needs. In 2013, the school met the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The quality of teaching and pupils’ progress have improved and are now good over time. Achievement is good. Pupils of all abilities make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from their low starting points, including disabled pupils, those with special educational needs and those known to be eligible for pupil premium funding. Attainment is improving and is now in line with the national average. Pupils enjoy school and are proud of their achievements. Behaviour is good and attitudes to learning are positive. Pupils say they feel safe. The curriculum provides a wealth of exciting opportunities that broaden pupils’ experiences. The headteacher and all staff are ambitious for the school to do well. Good teamwork is ensuring that improvements are being driven through. Staff are proud to be part of the school. Attendance has been above average for the last three years. Governors use their skills well to support and challenge the leadership team in order to achieve their ambitions for the school to be a good school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough pupils reach the higher levels of attainment in mathematics because tasks are not always hard enough. Marking and the targets that teachers set for pupils are not used consistently to help pupils make the best progress possible. Occasionally, some teachers do not give pupils enough time to develop their own learning. Subject leaders do not yet have a thorough understanding of achievement data and how this can be used in rigorous monitoring of teaching and learning.