Crosscanonby St John’s CofE School

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Crosscanonby St John’s CofE School

Name Crosscanonby St John’s CofE School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 28 June 2012
Address Garborough Close, Crosby, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6RX
Phone Number 01900812326
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 53 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 9.7
Local Authority Cumbria
Percentage Free School Meals 18.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 17%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the school

Crosscanonby St John’s is smaller than the average-sized primary school. There are three classes and children start the Early Years Foundation Stage in the Reception Year in a class that also has Year 1 and Year 2 pupils. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is average. The proportion of pupils supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. There are few pupils who speak English as an additional language and few from minority ethnic groups. The school has achieved Healthy School status. The school meets the current floor standards which are the government’s minimum expectations for attainment and progress. 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

This is a good school. It is not yet outstanding because teaching and pupils’ achievement, although good, are not outstanding. Pupils are eager to learn and staff show high levels of commitment. Although pupils make good progress in mathematics overall, too few reach higher levels. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make good progress but use of the outdoor area is not fully effective in supporting learning. Achievement is good and pupils make good progress throughout the school. They enter the Reception Year with abilities broadly typical for their age and leave Year 6 with above average attainment. Progress in reading and writing is good. By the end of Year 2, most read with fluency. Across Key Stage 2 comprehension skills develop well. Teaching is good and pupils find lessons interesting. Classrooms are efficiently organised and lessons often proceed at a brisk pace. Teachers’ assessment of pupils’ progress is accurate and used effectively to plan learning. Reading and writing are taught consistently well and consequently pupils make good progress. Behaviour and safety are good. Pupils have positive attitudes to learning and behaviour is often outstanding. They are respectful and helpful to each other. The school is a happy place where pupils feel safe. Attendance is average. Good leadership and management include the effective leadership of teaching. Both achievement and teaching have improved since the last inspection. Self-evaluation is thorough and accurate and priorities for improvement relevant. All leaders are effective in carrying out their responsibilities and this has also improved since the school was last inspected. The governing body knows the school well and has a secure strategic grasp. Further training and performance management have developed the capabilities of staff, for example, in assessing pupils’ achievement to arrest underperformance.