Marine Park First School


Name Marine Park First School
Website http://www.marineparkfirst.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 28 March 2007
Address Park Road, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 1LT
Phone Number 01912008723
Type Primary
Age Range 3-9
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 511 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.3
Percentage Free School Meals 4.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.6%

Description of the school

This very large first school is situated close to the centre of Whitley Bay. Pupils come predominantly from White British families; there is a small minority of pupils who speak English as their second language, mainly from Bangladeshi families. Socio-economic conditions in the locality are broadly average but pupils come from a much wider area. The pupil population is fairly stable, although a few pupils attend school for the limited time they are staying in the town. The percentage of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is low. The school has a settled staff and is currently over-subscribed; it moved into a new building in 2004. It operates wraparound child care provision. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate