Gawthorpe Community Academy

Name Gawthorpe Community Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 18 November 2008
Address High Street, Gawthorpe, Ossett, West Yorkshire, WF5 9QP
Phone Number 01924679680
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 246 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.5
Academy Sponsor Inspire Partnership Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Wakefield
Percentage Free School Meals 18.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.3%
Persisitent Absence 5.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

This average sized primary school serves a mixed socio-economic area where the majority of pupils are of White British heritage. Only a few of the younger pupils speak English as an additional language. Numbers of pupils eligible for free school meals is average, as is the number of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. A Children’s Centre opened in September 2008. It is managed by the governing body and shares a campus with the Early Years Foundation Stage 1 unit. The school has achieved several national awards including Eco-school (bronze level) and Healthy School’s award, twice. With effect from September 2008, the school became a member of Education Ossett Community Trust. It is also designated as a National Support School by the National College for School Leadership. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate