Bishop Wilton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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Bishop Wilton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Name Bishop Wilton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Main Street, Bishop Wilton, York, YO42 1SP
Phone Number 01759368313
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 33 (42.4% boys 57.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 11.6
Local Authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 28.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.1%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

Bishop Wilton Church of England Primary School is much smaller than the average-sized primary school.

There are only handfuls of pupils in each year group. This makes references to the relative performance of different groups of pupils meaningless. There has been a number of changes in staffing since the previous section 5 inspection.

A new executive headteacher was appointed in September 2017. A new chair and vice chair of the governing body, alongside several other new governors, have also been appointed since September 2017. An assistant headteacher has been appointed and will take up post in February 2019.

An additional member of the leadership team has been appointed on secondment for a year. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged is lower than the national average.

The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is in line with the national average. However, a higher proportion of pupils than that found nationally have an education, health and care plan or statement of special educational needs. This should be set alongside the fact that pupil numbers are small, which can exaggerate the significance of proportions.

The school is part of a federation with Beswick and Watton Church of England Voluntary Controlled and Middleton-on-the-Wold Church of England Voluntary Controlled primary schools. The executive headteacher is responsible for all three schools. There is one governing body which serves all three schools.

The school operates a demand-led breakfast club and an after-school club on an ad hoc basis. There are plans to formalise this arrangement in the next academic year. The breakfast and after-school clubs were not utilised during the inspection.

The government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum performance expectations for primary schools, do not apply to this school because, over time, too few pupils have taken the national key stage 2 assessment tests.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement The school requires improvement to be good. Over time and currently, there has been too much variability in the quality and impact of its work in most areas.

Over time, the impact of leaders, governors and other responsible stakeholders has not been effective enough to ensure that the school maintained the good quality of education it formerly provided. More recently, all of these parties are demonstrating a better impact. The school’s curriculum has been too narrow.

The time given to subjects other than English and mathematics has been limited. Pupils’ wider cultural awareness is underdeveloped. There have been some recent improvements, but more are needed.

The quality, consistency and effectiveness of teaching is too variable, which is inhibiting the development of pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding in the subjects they study. There is not a sharp enough focus on helping pupils to learn more effectively. Expectations of what pupils can achieve are not always high.

Over time, pupils’ progress from their entry into Year 3 to the end of Year 6 does not compare favourably with pupils with similar starting points nationally. Similarly, too few pupils achieve a greater depth in writing, reading and mathematics by the end of Year 2. Pupils’ attainment in mathematics also requires improvement.

Current pupils’ outcomes are showing signs of improvement, but some inconsistency remains within, and across, classes and subjects. Teaching and outcomes vary in the early years. From favourable starting points, too few children exceed expectations across all learning goals.

Outdoor provision does not offer the same quality and breadth that children enjoy indoors. The school has the following strengths Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are good. Pupils feel safe and well cared for by staff, whom they trust and respect.

Leaders and governors are demonstrating the capacity to secure further improvement. Parents, carers and pupils value the close-knit, harmonious ethos that pervades the school. Children in the Nursery get off to a good start in their learning.