Otley All Saints CofE Primary School

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Otley All Saints CofE Primary School


Name Otley All Saints CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 October 2012
Address Lisker Drive, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 1DF
Phone Number 01943464703
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 254 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.2
Local Authority Leeds
Percentage Free School Meals 4.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.6%
Persisitent Absence 4.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is an average sized primary school. The proportion of pupils with learning needs supported through ‘school action’ is well below average. The proportion of pupils supported at ‘school action plus’ or with a statement of special educational need is average. The number of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is well below average. There are currently no pupils in local authority care. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage with none whose first language is not English. The school has undergone significant staffing change over the last two years, particularly within the senior leadership team. The school meets the current government’s floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The majority of pupils make good progress over time and learn well in many subjects. The dip in standards in 2011 has been largely recovered and in 2012 national test results for Year 6 rose to well above average. Pupils’ progress in reading is especially strong so that, from expected starting points on entry to the school, most pupils reach well above average levels by the time they leave Year 6. Teaching and learning over time are good across the school and some current teaching is outstanding, especially in the Reception class and in Year 6. Pupils enjoy being in school immensely and their behaviour and attitudes to each other and to learning are exemplary. Attendance is consistently well above average. Pupils say they feel very safe and highly valued as individuals and there is a delightfully warm and positive atmosphere within the school. The headteacher has led the school through a difficult period of staffing with skill and determination, very ably supported by the governing body. After a little slippage in 2011, pupils are now doing as well as in the past, and better in some classes. Staff morale is high and the school’s ability to sustain further improvement is good. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The headway that pupils have made over time has been variable and teaching has not always been as effective as it might have been. There has been inconsistency. The role of staff who lead different sections of the school needs further development and aspects of the school’s plans for the future need strengthening.