Ormesby Primary School

Name Ormesby Primary School
Website http://ormesby.ironstoneacademy.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 25 September 2014
Address Henry Taylor Court, Ormesby, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS7 9AB
Phone Number 01642314430
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 390 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.6
Academy Sponsor Ironstone Academy Trust
Local Authority Redcar and Cleveland
Percentage Free School Meals 22.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 11.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Ormesby Primary is a larger than average sized primary school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds, and the number from minority ethnic backgrounds is very low. All pupils speak English. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is well below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also well below average. The proportion of pupils known to be disadvantaged is slightly above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has achieved a number of awards, such as the enhanced Healthy School status, Activemark and the Eco-Schools Silver Award.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Leaders, including governors, make sure teaching is good so that all pupils achieve well. The senior leadership team is highly ambitious for the school and is determined to raise further the attainment of all pupils. Recent actions have ensured that achievement is now good, and improving. Senior and middle leaders carry out their roles very effectively, providing a sound basis for reviewing the quality of the school’s work and planning for the next steps. All adults work together as part of a strong team. The governing body is extremely well informed and knows the school inside out. It effectively holds the school to account, whilst remaining highly supportive. Children in the Nursery and Reception classes make a good start in their reading, writing and understanding of number. They quickly develop skills that allow them to work and play together confidently and independently both inside and outside. Pupils’ progress from their starting points is now at least good in every year group, including those who are disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs or who are disabled. Progress is starting to accelerate more quickly following a dip last year. Teaching is now consistently good; pupils learn quickly and enjoy their lessons. Teachers apply their high expectations to all subjects, allowing pupils to use their skills in reading, writing and mathematics in a variety of subjects. Teaching assistants are skilled in supporting learning in the classroom. Pupils’ behaviour is good. Adults’ expectations of pupils’ attitudes to learning and behaviour is high, and results in high levels of trust and respect between pupils and towards all adults. Pupils feel very safe, and their attendance has recently improved and is now average. They are usually eager to learn, and are very proud of their school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The rates of progress made by pupils and their standards of attainment over time have not yet been consistently high enough across all year groups in school. The work set is not always hard enough, especially for the most able pupils. Occasionally, the pace of some lessons results in some pupils losing concentration, and the quality of marking is not consistently high enough in all subjects.