Gunness and Burringham Church of England Primary School

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Gunness and Burringham Church of England Primary School

Name Gunness and Burringham Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 27 June 2012
Address Burringham Road, Gunness, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN17 3LT
Phone Number 01724782460
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 95
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.4
Local Authority 813
Percentage Free School Meals 5.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 4.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the school

This is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. Very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for a free school meal has risen since the previous inspection, but remains below average. A significant number of pupils both leave and join the school at other than the usual times. In 2011, the school did not meet the current floor standards which are the government’s minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has received several awards, including a Leading Aspect award for behaviour, Artsmark Gold and the Basic Skills Quality Mark. The school has achieved Healthy School status. 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 with some notable strengths. The school provides an extremely nurturing and caring environment. Pupils say they feel very safe and their behaviour is excellent. It is good, rather than outstanding because although pupils make good progress across the school they do not always have enough opportunity to extend their learning still further. ¦ Pupil achieve well. Although levels of attainment fell to below average in 2011, standards have risen and are currently broadly average. Attainment fluctuates from year to year, but is more typically broadly average or above average by the end of Year 6. ¦ Teaching is of good quality. Teachers manage pupils exceptionally well and foster extremely positive relationships. Lessons are well planned and learning activities are generally adapted well to meet the full range of pupils’ needs. Occasionally, opportunities are missed for pupils to make more rapid progress by working independently and following their own lines of enquiry. Although outdoor provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage has improved, opportunities for other pupils to use the outdoor environment to consolidate and extend their learning across the curriculum are more limited. ¦ Pupils’ evident enjoyment of their time at school is demonstrated by their consistently high attendance. Pupils show a genuine enthusiasm for learning. The vast majority of parents and carers and pupils greatly value the high quality care provided, typically commenting, ‘the school has been very supportive both to my child and to me. They listen to any concerns and always act above and beyond to help in any way they can.’ ¦ Strong leadership has ensured the school has improved in several key areas since the previous inspection, despite an uncharacteristic drop in attainment in 2011. The leadership of teaching and the management of performance are good. Strong teamwork is evident throughout school. Staff readily and very willingly take on new roles and support each other.