Ossett South Parade Primary

Name Ossett South Parade Primary
Website www.southparade.wakefield.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 24 September 2013
Address Fairfield Road, South Parade, Ossett, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF5 0DZ
Phone Number 01924302875
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 463 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.0
Local Authority Wakefield
Percentage Free School Meals 10.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.4%
Persisitent Absence 6.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a larger than average-sized primary school. The number on roll has increased significantly since the school’s previous inspection. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported through school action and at school action plus is average. The proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is average. (In this school the pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those children that are looked after by the local authority.) While most children join the school in the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery Year), a good proportion join in their Reception Year. The school is currently undergoing considerable building works to accommodate the rising numbers on roll.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. From broadly average starting points, pupils make good progress throughout the school and achieve well. At the end of Year 6, overall standards are above average. Standards are consistently high in reading and mathematics. Pupils with special educational needs and those known to be eligible for the pupil premium funding make good progress because they receive effective support. Teaching is good with occasional examples of outstanding practice in both key stages. Pupils enjoy learning and try hard in their work. Behaviour is good. Because of the trusting relationships they form with staff, pupils feel safe and happy at school. Senior leaders, including the governing body, ensure that improvements are strongly focused on raising pupils’ standards and progress. Most parents are very positive about the school and say that their children love being there. It is not yet an outstanding school because : While much of the teaching is good, not enough is outstanding to drive pupils’ progress more rapidly and challenge the more-able pupils sufficiently to make overall achievement outstanding. Standards in writing, while above average, are not as high as those in mathematics and reading because pupils do not have sufficient opportunities to write at length in literacy and other subjects. When monitoring teaching and learning, senior leaders sometimes overlook weaknesses in teachers’ planning and marking.