Tadcaster Primary Academy


Name Tadcaster Primary Academy
Website http://tadcaster.ebor.academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 22 June 2016
Address Grange Avenue, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 8AN
Phone Number 01937833795
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 123 (56% boys 44% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.8
Academy Sponsor Ebor Academy Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 3.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

Tadcaster East Primary School is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is average. The proportion of pupils who are supported by the pupil premium funding is well below average. (This is additional government funding to support those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children looked after.) The early years provision is full time in the Reception class and part time in Nursery. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The resolute and determined leadership of the headteacher and the assistant headteacher has transformed learning in Tadcaster East. The school has rapidly improved because senior leaders, middle leaders and governors have rigorously and successfully tackled previous weaknesses. Leaders’ and governors’ ambition to eradicate underperformance is translated into action and this means the school continues to improve. Outcomes for pupils are now good and have improved since the last inspection. Pupils make good progress in their learning from their individual starting points, including the most able pupils and disadvantaged pupils. Children in the early years make a fast start in their reading, writing and understanding of number. They play and learn happily together. As a result of good teaching, pupils learn quickly and can apply their English and mathematical skills across a wide range of subjects. Pupils clearly enjoy their work, inspired by an initial ‘learning challenge’ question. Teachers assess pupils’ work carefully and accurately, giving timely support and guidance. The behaviour of pupils is good. They are polite, friendly and have good manners. Pupils’ consideration of others and their excellent relationships with their classmates and adults ensure that their personal development and welfare is good. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching requires further refinement if it is to lead to outstanding outcomes for pupils. Some pupils do not use grammar and punctuation correctly when writing. There are too few opportunities for pupils to use reasoning skills in mathematics. Some pupils do not yet have a strong enough grasp of fundamental British values.