Otley Primary School

Name Otley Primary School
Website http://www.otleyprimary.moonfruit.com/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 September 2013
Address Chapel Road, Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9NT
Phone Number 01473890302
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 58 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.3
Local Authority Suffolk
Percentage Free School Meals 5.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.7%
Persisitent Absence 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Otley Primary School is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The headteacher is also headteacher of another local school that works closely with Otley Primary School. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is similar to other schools nationally. This is additional funding to support pupils, including those known to be eligible for free school meals and those in local authority care. The very large majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. The school had too few pupils in Year 6 to make meaningful comparisons to the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2 make good progress from their various starting points, especially in English. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage also do well, especially in developing their communication and personal skills. Teaching is mostly good and some of it is outstanding. As a result, pupils of all abilities learn rapidly. Lessons are well planned and teachers use their knowledge of pupils to meet their needs well. For example, they pitch their questions at the right level of challenge. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They feel safe, enjoy their learning and apply themselves to their work. Good relationships in the school help to motivate and engage pupils in their learning. Leaders are having a good impact. Plans for improvement target the right areas, and teachers’ performance is checked effectively. Leaders work well with parents, who are very satisfied. They also have good partnerships with other schools. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Rates of progress are slower in mathematics than in English. Marking in mathematics is not as detailed as it is in English. Leaders do not analyse and evaluate information about pupils’ achievement in the same depth in all year groups. Best practice within the school is not always used as a model to improve the quality of teaching.