Collingwood Primary School

Name Collingwood Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 30 April 2013
Address Oswin Terrace, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 7JQ
Phone Number 01916053378
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 393 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.9
Local Authority North Tyneside
Percentage Free School Meals 41.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.8%
Persisitent Absence 11.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is an above-average-sized primary school. The proportions of pupils supported at school action and school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs are well above the national average. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is high. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children that are looked after by the local authority. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The headteacher is a Local Leader in Education and leads a group of 11 other schools in North Tyneside in a soft federation. The school has achieved the Artsmark Gold and Basic Skills Awards.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Behaviour is outstanding because the school succeeds in encouraging pupils to behave consistently well. Pupils have a thorough understanding of how to keep themselves safe. The school has a welcoming atmosphere. Relationships, care and support are strong so pupils are keen to learn. The headteacher has taken effective action to improve achievement by rapidly increasing the proportion of good and outstanding teaching and eradicating weak teaching. The school has a much higher proportion of pupils with special educational needs than is normally found. Provision for them is good. Consequently, they make good progress. The curriculum promotes pupils’ good achievement and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. It provides relevant opportunities for pupils that address their needs. The headteacher and other leaders are well respected by all and they lead and support staff very effectively, so that the school has improved since the previous inspection. Partnerships with other schools are a strength and have contributed successfully to the significant improvements in the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress. Governance is strong and provides effective support and challenge to help the school improve further. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The quality of teaching and learning is not yet consistently outstanding in all classes, particularly in promoting pupils’ mathematical problem-solving skills, their better handwriting and clearer presentation.