Kelloe Primary School

Name Kelloe Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 March 2015
Address Front Street, Kelloe, Durham, DH6 4PG
Phone Number 01913770275
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 123
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.1
Local Authority 840
Percentage Free School Meals 33.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.8%
Persisitent Absence 26.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is much smaller than the average primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported through the pupil premium is high compared to the national figure. The pupil premium is additional government funding to provide support for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and pupils looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is high compared to the national average. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage and no pupils speak English as an additional language. Early years provision is full time. The school met the government’s current floor standards in 2014. These are the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in English and mathematics at the end of Year 6. The school has experienced some staffing turbulence in the early years since the previous inspection. This has now stabilised.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils of all abilities make good progress and achieve well. Teaching is good. Standards are rising because : learning is well planned and pupils are well supported to succeed with activities that are well matched to their needs. Teaching assistants are well trained to help pupils of all abilities to become successful learners. Children get off to a good start in the Nursery. They are well-cared for and feel confident in the early years classrooms. Pupils’ good behaviour makes this a warm and welcoming school. Pupils enjoy learning together and treat each other with kindness and consideration. Excellent pastoral care ensures that pupils feel safe and secure in school, including those who have significant special needs. Pupils say that staff take great care of them. Parents agree that their children are well-cared for. The well-planned curriculum gives pupils plenty of opportunity to find out about the world around them. It fosters pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well. Pupils learn the importance of being tolerant of each other’s views and beliefs and have a clear understanding of the need to follow rules in modern British society. The headteacher has given a very good lead to improving the school since the previous inspection. Her vision to get the best for every child is well supported by all staff and governors. As a result, teaching and achievement have improved. Middle leaders take a good lead in improving standards in their subjects. Governors are well informed about teaching and learning in the school and play a full part in its continuing improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Disadvantaged pupils who are supported by the pupil premium funding do not attend as well as others. They do not reach the same standards in reading by the end of Year 6. Opportunities for learning in the early years do not make the best use of space indoors and out or efficient use of learning resources to ensure that children learn as fast they might when working and playing without adult support.