Castledyke Primary School

Name Castledyke Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 03 July 2019
Address Castledyke West, Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5AW
Phone Number 01652632455
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 289 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.9
Local Authority North Lincolnshire
Percentage Free School Meals 25.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.1%
Persisitent Absence 6.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is larger than an average-sized primary school. The school is led by an acting headteacher. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils with SEND is average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium funding is above average. The early years includes a Nursery class where children attend part-time.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The acting headteacher, together with senior leaders and governors, has successfully maintained the good standard of teaching and learning throughout a period of uncertainty. Governors’ good levels of knowledge and experience enable them to hold school leaders to account effectively. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics and attain standards that are mostly above national averages. As a result, pupils are well prepared for their next stages of education. Children get off to a great start in early years because of the outstanding leadership and provision. The majority of pupils benefit from good quality teaching, learning and assessment. Teachers plan learning that develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding. Pupils behave well in lessons and around school. They are keen to learn and have positive attitudes to learning. Pupils are well cared for. They are respectful of one another. Pupils work well together in their classes. Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school. They said that their children are happy and thriving. Leaders are developing a broad and balanced curriculum. However, there is still more to do to ensure that all subjects provide meaningful learning experiences for pupils. The leadership by some subject leaders needs further development so that they can lead their areas of responsibility more effectively. At times, activities that pupils complete in mathematics do not help them think deeper about what they are learning. As a result, some pupils do not make as much progress as they could.