|Name||Deighton Gates Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||16 October 2012|
|Address||Deighton Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 7XL|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||205 (48% boys 52% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.6|
|Percentage Free School Meals||5.9%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||3.4%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||10.2%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Since the last inspection, pupil numbers have fallen due to demographic changes. This has resulted in significant and ongoing, staffing reductions. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported by school action is below the national average, as is the proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is low compared to the national average. No pupils are at an early stage of learning to speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, in local authority care or whose parents are in the armed forces, is below average. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. The extremely effective headteacher has led an unrelenting drive for improvement. Success can be seen in good teaching. After a period of decline, pupils’ achievement has improved and is now good. By the end of Year 6, pupils’ attainment in English and mathematics is now well above average. This good level of achievement looks set to continue. Pupils say that they feel safe. They behave well in lessons and around the school. Their attendance is well above average. The restructured leadership team, with the help of the headteacher, is improving teaching and pupils’ learning experiences. Governors are now much more aware of the school’s performance and make a good contribution to the way it is led and managed. The new leadership team is providing good support for the headteacher and has enhanced the school’s capacity to improve. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The teaching and organisation of learning experiences in the Early Years Foundation Stage is not good enough to promote the best possible learning for all of the children. While teaching promotes good learning of basic literacy and numeracy skills, the work does not always inspire or motivate pupils. Pupils are not given enough opportunities to develop independent learning skills through purposeful, real-life, investigations. Not enough teaching is outstanding and some still requires improvement. Less effective teaching fails to challenge the more-able pupils. The work in pupils’ books is generally not presented well. Teachers’ expectations of how work is recorded are not high enough. The contribution to teaching from the large number of support staff is not always effective.