Lancaster Ryelands Primary School

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Lancaster Ryelands Primary School

Name Lancaster Ryelands Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 January 2016
Address Torrisholme Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 2RJ
Phone Number 0152464626
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 408 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.5
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 56%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.1%
Persisitent Absence 11.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by pupil premium funding is well above average. (The pupil premium is additional government funding to support those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority.) The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is above average. Children in the early years provision attend Nursery on a part-time basis. Children attend the Reception class on a full-time basis. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. There have been a number of staffing changes since the previous inspection, including within the school leadership. The headteacher took up her position in September 2014. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and other senior leaders provide determined and focused leadership which has brought about significant improvements in the quality of teaching and learning, and in pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare since the previous inspection. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is now good. Teachers display secure subject knowledge and ask good questions. Pupils work hard and display positive attitudes to learning because lessons are well planned and engaging. Pupils’ attendance has improved significantly since the previous inspection as a result of leaders’ efforts, and is now broadly in line with that of other schools nationally. Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are good. Highly effective pastoral support systems ensure pupils are safe and well cared for. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong. Pupils get on well with each other. Improvements in the teaching of phonics (the sounds that letters represent) are speeding up pupils’ progress and have led to a rapid rise in the school’s results in the Year 1 screening check. Early years provision for children in the Nursery and Reception classes is good. As a result, children make good progress and achieve well. The school makes good use of the extra funding it receives to engage pupils in sport and games. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Outcomes for pupils require improvement because : previous gaps in pupils’ knowledge, particularly in grammar, punctuation and calculation, are causing pupils to make basic mistakes in their work in literacy and mathematics. There are not enough opportunities for pupils to use and develop their writing and mathematical skills in other areas of the curriculum. Teachers’ comments are not always helpful in showing pupils how they could improve their work. The outdoor provision for children in Reception class is not as effective as the indoor provision they access, or the provision provided in Nursery. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB