Gateford Park Primary School


Name Gateford Park Primary School
Website http://www.gatefordpark.com/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 09 February 2016
Address Amherst Rise, Gateford Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 7RG
Phone Number 01909478681
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 230 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Percentage Free School Meals 7.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.8%

Information about this school

This school is slightly smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium funding is below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, who are from service families or who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is well below average. Most pupils are from a White British background. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum requirements for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. There is provision for a breakfast club, which is managed by the governing body. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, other teachers and the governing body lead and manage the school well. It is an orderly, happy environment and pupils enjoy coming to learn. Governors ensure that, while they support senior leaders, they challenge them continually to improve teaching and outcomes. Teaching is good. Teachers know their pupils and their abilities well and teaching assistants provide good support for learning. Pupils make good progress in their reading, writing and mathematics. They are keen to succeed and do as well as they can. A very vibrant curriculum, with exciting topics, makes pupils highly interested in learning new things. The promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good, with moral development being particularly effective. Pupils are polite, friendly and well behaved. Pupils make good progress in the early years provision because they are well taught and enjoy their learning greatly. The leader of the early years provision is determined that children will leave Reception well prepared for the challenges of Year 1. Pupils say that they feel safe and secure in school. Staff teach them effectively to protect themselves against a range of risks. A very large majority of parents confirm that their children are happy and safe and make good progress. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The progress that pupils make is not yet outstanding because there are minor weaknesses in teaching. Pupils do not always receive clear advice on how to improve and, on occasion, teachers do not ensure that pupils have followed their advice. Teachers do not share the best examples of what they do sufficiently. Leaders have not ensured that the school website gives parents the information they need. Leaders have not fully addressed one of the areas for improvement identified at the last inspection, which was giving pupils sufficient first-hand opportunities to learn more about communities beyond their own. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB