Crayke Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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Crayke Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School


Name Crayke Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Website http://www.craykeschool.org
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Address Easingwold Road, Crayke, York, YO61 4TZ
Phone Number 01347821767
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 99 (53.5% boys 46.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.7
Local Authority North Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 7.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persistent Absence 6.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.1%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British.

A few come from minority ethnic groups. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is broadly average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also broadly average.

A below average proportion is known to be eligible for the pupil premium. The headteacher started in April 2011 following a term when the school was led and managed by the senior teacher. The school meets the government’s current floor target, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils achieve exceptionally well in reading, writing and mathematics from broadly average starting points. Attainment is consistently high by the end of Year 6.

Typically, pupils are nearly two years ahead of the average for their age group. The school was in the top 3% nationally in 2011 for adding value to pupils’ learning in English. Similar levels of achievement have been maintained in 2012.

Teaching is outstanding. Lessons are lively, interesting and fun. Pupils learn a lot in a short time.

Marking is excellent. Mathematics lessons, although very active and practical, do not always give younger pupils enough challenges and problems to solve, unlike those for older pupils. Behaviour is exemplary.

Pupils are busy, happy learners who behave sensibly and responsibly. Pupils feel safe. They enjoy coming to school because the curriculum engages and inspires them.

Attendance is above average. The school is extremely well led and managed. Very efficient systems mean that the school runs smoothly, even when the headteacher is teaching.

This school continues to get better because of strong leadership of teaching. Members of the governing body support and challenge in equal measure, contributing to the school’s high standards. The school is excellent at catering for individual needs.