Ossett Flushdyke Junior and Infant School

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Ossett Flushdyke Junior and Infant School

Name Ossett Flushdyke Junior and Infant School
Website www.flushdyke.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 02 May 2013
Address Wakefield Road, Flushdyke, Ossett, West Yorkshire, WF5 9AN
Phone Number 01924261988
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 115 (58% boys 42% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.9
Local Authority Wakefield
Percentage Free School Meals 7.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.5%
Persisitent Absence 7.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a smaller than average sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage. A below-average proportion of pupils is known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children from families in the armed forces and for those looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils identified with special educational needs and supported through school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. Pupils identified with special educational needs account for approximately a quarter of all pupils. Some have specific needs and several travel some distance to the school. The school meets the government’s current floor standards that set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school provides a breakfast club and an after-school club that were part of the inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils of all abilities make good progress from their starting points, achieving well in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching is good because adults create a very positive atmosphere for learning which often involve pupils extremely well in practical activities that they find meaningful and enjoyable. The result is good learning. Pupils are polite, extremely friendly and generally behave well. They say they feel safe and that adults care well for them. The school is well led and managed. Its priority is to improve teaching further so that learning is outstanding. Teaching that does not meet the highest standards is addressed successfully and so teaching, and the school as a whole, is improving. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There are copious amounts of information about the progress of individuals in reading, writing and mathematics. However, this is not summarised in a way that gives leaders and managers, including governors, the clearest possible picture of where, in the school, the impact of teaching falls short of outstanding. This restricts leaders and managers in their efforts to raise the quality of teaching and learning from good to outstanding. Despite significant teaching strengths, a few weaknesses in some lessons, sometimes related to pace, prevent teaching from being outstanding overall and pupils’ progress from being consistently rapid. Very effective marking of pupils’ work is not yet consistently in place across the school.