Bede Burn Primary School

Name Bede Burn Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 06 February 2013
Address Dene Terrace, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 5NJ
Phone Number 01914897376
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 207 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.0
Local Authority South Tyneside
Percentage Free School Meals 7.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.5%
Persisitent Absence 10%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a smaller than the average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils come from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional funding given to the school to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, those pupils that are looked after and those pupils from service families, is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs supported by school action is above the national average. The proportion supported by school action plus, or who have a statement of special educational needs, is broadly in-line with the national average. The school meets the current government floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has achieved, among others, the Healthy School status, Basic Skills Quality Mark and the ICT Mark.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Pupils make good progress. This results in reading, writing and mathematics standards that are above the national average at the end of Year 6. Teaching is consistently good and on occasion it is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations of pupils and use a range of strategies to ensure that pupils learn well. Pupils behave very well in lessons and around the school. They have positive and sometimes exceptional attitudes to learning and relish taking responsibility. They justifiably feel safe in school and are happy, as demonstrated by their above average levels of attendance. Pupils are courteous and welcoming. Leadership and management of the school are good. The governing body, headteacher and other leaders and managers have a very clear understanding of what the school does well and what it needs to do to improve further. They ensure that staff performance management and development contribute significantly to the good standards and progress achieved by pupils. Additional adult support for pupils who find learning difficult is effective in helping them to achieve well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The proportion of outstanding teaching is not yet high enough to lead to consistently outstanding progress. Standards achieved by pupils in writing are not as high as those in reading and mathematics.