Riccall Community Primary School

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Riccall Community Primary School


Name Riccall Community Primary School
Website http://www.riccallprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 December 2012
Address Coppergate, Riccall, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 6PF
Phone Number 01757248234
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 193 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.7
Local Authority North Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 6.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.6%
Persisitent Absence 2.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is a little smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. A few come from other European countries and Kenya. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below average. An above-average proportion of pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils supported at school action and school action plus is broadly average. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectation for pupils’ attainment and progress. A third of staff have changed since the last inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress. Standards are above average in English and mathematics. Standards are particularly high in reading and writing. The majority of pupils in Year 6 are two to three years ahead of the standards expected of pupils of similar age. Good leadership of teaching has made teaching better since the last inspection. There is good teaching in every class. Lessons are interesting and thought-provoking. Pupils agree, ‘School makes you think about things and teachers help you when you get stuck.’ Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. Attendance is above average. Pupils feel safe. They know about the different types of bullying. They are confident that adults will help them if they are worried about anything. Senior leaders are good at checking what the school does well and what it needs to do next to improve further. Governors support and challenge in equal measures and do all they can to help. Parents are closely involved in their children’s learning and progress. These factors produce a happy, learning community where everyone embraces the school motto: ‘Be the best that we can be.’ It is not yet an outstanding school because : Aspects of teaching mathematics are not as strong as they should be and so standards are generally a little lower than they are in English. Leaders and managers have not yet carried out an audit of mathematics to establish exactly where pupils have gaps in their knowledge. This slows pupils’ progress at times.