Deighton Gates Primary School

Name Deighton Gates Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 16 October 2012
Address Deighton Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 7XL
Phone Number 01937584359
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 205 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.6
Local Authority Leeds
Percentage Free School Meals 5.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.4%
Persisitent Absence 2.8%
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.