|Name||Emmaville Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||15 October 2014|
|Address||Main Street, Crawcrook, Ryton, Tyne and Wear, NE40 4ND|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||399 (52% boys 48% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||24.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||10.9%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1.3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||10.3%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Emmaville is an average sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage. There is a below-average proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are supported by the pupil premium. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those children that are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is above average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. There is a before- and after-school club that is managed by the governing body.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. The dedication and inspiration shown by the headteacher motivates all staff to give their very best for the benefit of pupils. The headteacher’s passion for learning has created a culture of hard work and excellence throughout the school. Leaders, managers and governors are determined that standards in reading, writing and mathematics are as high as possible. Improvements in teaching and pupils’ achievement are driven relentlessly, for example in the way reading is now taught. The improvements accomplished have proved very effective and have raised standards in all key stages. Children joining the early years quickly develop the skills and confidence to learn at a very rapid rate because the of the school’s excellent provision. Pupils make outstanding progress from their individual starting points, regardless of their ability or any barriers to learning. By the end of Year 6, standards are above average in reading, writing and mathematics. While pupils’ achievement is excellent, the school recognises that there remains scope to ensure that the proportion of pupils reaching the higher levels of attainment increases even further. Teaching is outstanding over time. All teachers and their assistants share the headteacher’s vision to get the best for and from every child. They manage pupils’ different learning needs very well so that learning proceeds with rigour and pace. However, occasionally, a few pupils spend too long being taught skills that they have already securely mastered and are not always quickly moved on to more challenging work. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They love learning and feel confident with their teachers and their classmates. Pupils show great consideration, respect each other and demonstrate the values the school instils in them from the earliest age. They work hard in lessons because learning is fun. Younger pupils are very well cared for by older pupils who readily take on these responsibilities with diligence and pride. Pupils say they feel very safe in school. There is an abundance of pastoral care from staff that creates a warm, safe and welcoming environment where excellent relationships flourish. The school’s reputation in the community is very strong and parents acknowledge its many strengths. Their views of the school and its leadership are extremely positive. The rich, diverse curriculum creates highly memorable opportunities for learning. Families welcome the plethora of visits, visitors and out of school activities.