Carlton and Faceby Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School


Name Carlton and Faceby Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Website http://bilsdalecarltonschools.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 May 2012
Address Carlton-in-Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS9 7BB
Phone Number 01642712340
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority North Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 4.5%

Information about the school

Carlton and Faceby is a very small primary school serving a wide, mainly rural community. Almost all of the pupils are of White British heritage. A much smaller than average proportion of pupils is known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those supported at school action plus is broadly in line with the average, with none with a statement of special educational needs. The school experiences higher than average inward mobility of pupils, who join at times other than the start of the year. In 2011, there were no Year 6 pupils on roll. As a result, it is not possible to comment on whether the school meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. In 2003, the school federated with a slightly smaller school operating across two sites. The schools share the same headteacher. Pupils are taught separately in their own schools from Monday to Thursday each week. Every Friday, all pupils are taught together at Carlton and Faceby. It is a Forest School and has achieved the Leading on Inclusion Quality Mark and the Eco-Schools award. The privately run Scallywags Nursery, which operates from a classroom in the school, is subject to a separate inspection and will receive their own inspection report which will be available on the Ofsted website. 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

Carlton and Faceby is a good school. The outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and exceptionally high quality of care and support underpin the exemplary behaviour and attitudes of pupils. The comment, ‘The school just keeps getting better’, sums up the views of all staff and carers. The school is not outstanding, because a pattern of rapid and sustained progress is not yet embedded fully. Children enter Reception class with skills broadly typical for their age. They settle quickly and happily and make good progress. Concerted action has improved the quality of Reception and Key Stage 1 provision since the previous inspection, resulting in an emerging pattern of rapid progress as pupils move through Key Stage 2. Although challenge in lessons can be a little uneven, current Year 6 pupils are on course to reach above average attainment in English and mathematics. Pupils with special educational needs make outstanding progress because their individual needs are very effectively met. Pupils achieve well because teaching is good and occasionally outstanding. Pupils are clear about how well they are doing and how they can improve. Occasionally, opportunities are missed to encourage pupils, including the more-able, to apply their problem-solving skills and manage their own work. Pupils, including those potentially vulnerable, thrive in the happy, friendly atmosphere. They demonstrate great respect for and consideration towards others. Pupils have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe, including when using new technology. Their great enjoyment of school life is evident in their high attendance. Leadership and management are good. The headteacher’s exceptional vision and drive has led to considerable improvements since the previous inspection. Her ambition is shared by all staff. The management of performance is good. Teaching performance is very effectively led and priorities for development are accurately pinpointed. Outstanding partnership working enhances pupils’ learning and development effectively.