|Name||Oughtibridge Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||13 February 2013|
|Address||Naylor Road, Oughtibridge, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S35 0HG|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||23.4|
|Academy Sponsor||Peak Edge|
|Percentage Free School Meals||5.4%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is larger than the average-sized primary school. The large majority of pupils are from White British families. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium is well below average. The pupil premium is additional government funding allocated to the school for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, those looked after by the local authority or the children of forces families. The proportion of pupils 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 school meets 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 an outstanding school. Pupils of all abilities make excellent progress in English, mathematics and many other subjects. Standards are well above average by the time pupils leave school at the end of Year 6. The achievement of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is also outstanding. They work with high levels of confidence and independence because of the purposeful guidance and strong support they receive. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make an excellent start to their learning and are extremely well-prepared for Year 1. Pupils read widely, write creatively and make increasingly effective use of information and communication technology (ICT) for many purposes in different subjects. The quality of teaching is outstanding. Teachers make highly successful use of their knowledge of pupils’ progress to set challenging work which is precisely matched to individual needs and ensures that pupils of all abilities fulfil their potential. Teaching assistants and other adults make an extremely strong contribution to pupils’ progress because they are well-informed and deployed very effectively. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They respond very positively to the many varied, imaginative and deeply engaging opportunities to learn about the world around them and to take responsibilities. The clear and sustained leadership of the far-sighted headteacher, with excellent support from senior leaders, other staff and the governing body has brought strong improvement to all aspects of the school’s work, including the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement, since the last inspection. The tenacious drive and hard work of all leaders, managers, governors and staff mean the school has an excellent capacity to continue to develop.