Seaburn Dene Primary School

Name Seaburn Dene Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 24 September 2014
Address Torver Crescent, Seaburn Dene, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR6 8LG
Phone Number 01915634100
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 210 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.3
Local Authority Sunderland
Percentage Free School Meals 8.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.4%
Persisitent Absence 11%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Seaburn Dene is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below the national average for those supported by school action, school action plus and for those with statements of special educational needs. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils eligible for the pupil premium is very low and well below national averages. The pupil premium provides additional funding for pupils in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The school achieved the School Games award, Gold, in July 2014. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress at the end of Key Stage 2.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher and the governing body have high aspirations for pupils. They are driving improvements in the quality teaching so that an increasing number of aspects are outstanding. As a result, achievement is rising. Pupils make good progress throughout the school as a result of carefully planned, well-structured teaching. In reading and writing, progress is particularly strong and the standards reached throughout the school are above average The impact of teaching on learning over time is good. Teaching is both well considered and thoughtful, so capturing the imagination and interest of pupils. Pupils’ behaviour is good and at times outstanding. They readily help each other and work well together. They are friendly, polite and respectful both to each other and to adults. Pupils feel very safe and secure. They say bullying is very rare and that they are fully supported by adults when any problems do occur. Pupils enjoy a rich curriculum, enhanced through many local trips and visits, which result in their good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils of all ages enjoy coming to school and work hard. They enjoy learning and are proud of their work. They want to succeed, are very self-motivated and are able to work well both independently and with other groups of pupils. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Achievement in mathematics is not yet as strong as in reading and writing. In mathematics, pupils do not have enough opportunities to develop their skills securely, the deep and strong mathematical techniques needed in order for them to make outstanding progress and for the most able to reach higher standards.