Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy

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Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy

Name Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy
Website www.ocpia.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 March 2015
Address Orde Avenue, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6SZ
Phone Number 01493661523
Type Academy
Age Range 5-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.1
Academy Sponsor Ormiston Academies Trust
Local Authority Norfolk
Percentage Free School Meals 18.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 14.8%
Persisitent Absence 15.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Cliff Park Infant School converted to become an academy in April 2013. When its predecessor school, Cliff Park Infant School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good overall. Cliff Park is an average-sized primary school. An average proportion of pupils come from a range of ethnic backgrounds and the proportion who speak English as an additional language is slightly above average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is average. This funding provides additional support for pupils in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is well below the national average. The early years consists of three full-time Reception classes.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The strong leadership of the executive headteacher and the head of school, well supported by governors, has secured good achievement. Leaders and managers check teaching effectively and make sure it is consistently good. Standards in reading and writing are broadly in line with the national average, and above the national average in mathematics. Pupils are well prepared for their next school. Children joining the Reception classes adapt quickly to school life. They make good progress because of the stimulating opportunities for learning and good teaching. Teachers’ subject knowledge is good and they make learning interesting and relevant to pupils’ experiences. Combined with good relationships, this ensures that pupils make good progress. Pupils who are disadvantaged make at least the same good progress as other pupils in the school. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs also make good progress. Arrangements to keep pupils safe are good. The school is a caring and supportive community. Pupils feel safe and are confident that the school will address any concerns they have. Pupils’ behaviour is good. They have positive attitudes to learning. They enjoy a stimulating curriculum which promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral social and cultural development and prepares them well for their next stage in education as well as life outside school. The school actively involves parents in its work. Most parents who responded to Parent View would recommend the school to others. The recently restructured governing body is providing effective challenge and support in holding the school to account to ensure pupils achieve as well as they could and teaching continues to improve. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not have consistent expectations for high standards of writing when pupils do work in other subjects. Subject leaders have not brought about sufficient improvements in the teaching of phonics (the sounds letters make). Pupils do not use their phonics knowledge enough to help them to do well in writing. Teachers do not always address misunderstandings quickly or provide suitable additional challenge for those pupils who have completed their work, particularly the most able.