Leven Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Name Leven Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Website http://https://levencofe.eschools.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 November 2015
Address South Street, Leven, Beverley, HU17 5NX
Phone Number 01964542474
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 155 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.2
Local Authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 8.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage, with a very small minority from other ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are supported through the pupil premium is below the national average. The pupil premium is additional government funding that schools receive to support those known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils who are disabled or who have special educational needs is below the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 6 in reading, writing and mathematics. Since the previous inspection, there have been some staffing changes and a new Chair of the Governing Body. The school receives support from the Riding Forward Teaching School Alliance, the Hornsea cluster of schools, a curriculum innovation group of local primary schools and the local authority. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher has successfully tackled the areas for improvement identified at the previous inspection. Pupils’ overall rates of progress have improved and are now good in all subjects. School leaders have developed an effective culture among staff of sharing ideas and expertise to help develop professional skills. The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils are exceptionally well prepared for the future. There is a very strong focus on making sure that everything possible is done to keep pupils safe, and to ensure that they know what to do to stay safe beyond school. Teachers’ high expectations underpin the generally good quality of teaching, learning and assessment. This has been instrumental in improving pupils’ progress, particularly in writing. The overall effectiveness of the early years is good. Learning is stimulating in the Reception Year because of the wide range of exciting activities, planned carefully every day to meet children’s changing interests and needs. Pupils attend regularly and behave well. They are considerate of others, are keen to learn, and try hard most of the time. Across all years there is a strong focus on developing pupils spiritually, morally, culturally and socially. The many extra-curricular activities and visits, together with specialist teachers and visitors, foster pupils’ love of the arts and sport. Governors have a clear understanding of the school’s performance. They question leaders confidently and support the school well through their regular visits. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Overall, pupils’ progress in mathematics, while good, is not as strong as in writing and reading across the school. Pupils do not always make sufficient use of the skills they learn in mathematics when working at mathematical problems in other subjects. Not all teachers check carefully pupils’ learning in lessons, and adjust their work accordingly to keep pupils fully interested and stretched. Not all teachers follow the school’s marking policy rigorously, especially in mathematics. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB