East Morton CofE Primary School

Name East Morton CofE Primary School
Website http://www.eastmortonceprimary.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 January 2012
Address Street Lane, East Morton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 5SE
Phone Number 01274569447
Type Academy
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 213 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.7
Academy Sponsor Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust
Local Authority Bradford
Percentage Free School Meals 2.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about the school

This average sized primary school serves a small hillside village community. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is low. A smaller than average proportion of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds. A few of these pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and pupils who have special educational needs is broadly average but the number with a statement of special educational needs is lower than average. The school meets current government floor standards. A pre-school breakfast club and a post-school care club operate on the premises under the responsibility of the governing body. The school holds several awards, including the Activemark and Investors in People. 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 improving strongly under the perceptive and determined leadership of the headteacher after a period of significant staff turnover. Pupils’ achievement is good throughout the school because of good quality teaching which successfully develops their personal, communication, literacy and numeracy skills. Teaching is good throughout the school. It is characterised by consistently excellent relationships between adults and pupils. Examples of outstanding teaching were seen. Slower pace and a more instructional teaching style characterises lessons where teaching is satisfactory. Guidance and tasks set do not always meet the needs of all pupils well enough, particularly those who are more able. Pupils’ behaviour is good. They take good care of each other and say that bullying is rare and very quickly dealt with. They have good attitudes to learning, are curious, and can be trusted to carry out investigative or practical activities sensibly, although they do not always get maximum opportunity to do so. Pupils from different cultures and ethnic groups get on well together. All of the significant proportion of parents or carers who returned the questionnaire felt that their child was safe in school, and indicated that they would recommend the school. The school’s strongly held values of respect and tolerance underpin the school’s good provision for promoting pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. All staff and the governing body have high expectations of the school and its community. Staff morale is high and there is a strong sense of teamwork. Pupils’ attendance is high. All staff are fully committed to building on their successes in improving teaching and accelerating achievement for all. School self-evaluation is accurate because it is based on systematic, reliable and shared information about the progress pupils are making. It enables the school to identify the correct priorities for improvement.