Dishforth Airfield Community Primary School

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Dishforth Airfield Community Primary School

Name Dishforth Airfield Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Short Road, Dishforth Airfield, Thirsk, YO7 3DL
Phone Number 01423322556
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 97 (49.5% boys 50.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.2
Local Authority North Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 2.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 17.5%
Persistent Absence 6.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 21.6%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils attending the school are from military service families and the levels of mobility at the school are very high. In 2015, the mobility rate was 56%.

There are three classes. Class 1 with Reception and Year 1 pupils, class 2 with Year 2 and Year 3 pupils, and class 3 with pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is well below average.

The pupil premium is the funding the school receives for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority. The school receives service premium. This is extra funding for schools to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces.

The vast majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs is well above average. There are no pupils with disabilities or with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The determined drive and high ambition of the headteacher have accelerated the journey of improvement from the previous inspection. She has created a very inclusive culture where all pupils thrive. Teaching is extremely well matched to the needs of pupils.

As a result, all pupils make expected progress and very high proportions make more than expected progress from their starting points. Outcomes for children in early years have improved rapidly and the proportions achieving a good level of development are now well above national averages. The school provides excellent opportunities for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Personal development and welfare are excellent and pupils flourish in the school’s caring provision. Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable in lessons and at sociable times. Leadership of special educational needs and/or disabilities is very strong.

There is high-quality provision for pupils with special educational needs. Consequently, they achieve very good outcomes. Governors are focused on achieving aspirational outcomes for pupils.

They know the school well and provide high levels of support and challenge to leaders and staff. The school’s curriculum inspires and motivates pupils. The coverage of global dimensions enriches pupils’ understanding of citizenship.