Terrington Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School


Name Terrington Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Website http://www.terrington.n-yorks.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 19 September 2013
Address North Back Lane, Terrington, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 6NS
Phone Number 01653648340
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 43 (62% boys 38% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 13.4
Percentage Free School Meals 2.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

This is a well below average-sized primary school. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus is below average. The school has no pupils with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is low. (The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children that are looked after.) There have been a high number of staff changes since the last inspection The school confederated with another small primary school in 2010. The two schools share the same headteacher but each school has its own governing body.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. From generally average starting points, pupils make good progress throughout the school. Starting points do fluctuate from year-to-year because year groups are very small. At the end of Year 6, standards in reading, writing and mathematics are generally above average. Pupils with special educational needs and those known to be eligible for the pupil premium are supported well and so make good progress. The more able pupils are challenged effectively. A few attain standards in English and mathematics that are well above average. Teaching is good with some examples of outstanding practice, particularly in Key Stage 2. Pupils enjoy learning and are keen to do well. Behaviour is very good. Pupils form trusting relationships with staff and so feel safe and happy at school. Senior leaders, including the governing body, ensure that improvements focus strongly on raising pupils’ attainment and progress. Parents’ views are mostly very positive. They particularly value the school’s friendly, family ethos that gives their children the confidence to thrive and flourish in their learning. The confederation with the partner primary school enhances the opportunities pupils have to work with others and enrich their learning. It is not yet an outstanding school because : While much of the teaching is good, not enough is outstanding to drive progress more rapidly and make achievement outstanding. Occasionally, work is not matched sufficiently accurately to fully challenge all pupils and expectations are not always high enough for pupils to produce their best work in their books. When monitoring the quality of teaching, senior leaders sometimes overlook weaknesses in teachers’ planning and their marking.