Easingwold Community Primary School

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Easingwold Community Primary School

Name Easingwold Community Primary School
Website http://www.easingwoldprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Address Thirsk Road, Easingwold, York, YO61 3HJ
Phone Number 01347821282
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 246 (58.5% boys 41.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.8
Local Authority North Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 20.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.3%
Persistent Absence 2.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.6%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school is slightly smaller than the average-sized primary school.

There have been a significant number of changes in staffing since the previous inspection, including the appointment of a new headteacher. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below the national average.

The proportion of pupils with SEND is average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The new headteacher has provided inspirational and highly effective leadership, since taking up his appointment in September 2017. Leaders and governors are determined to make their vision of success for every pupil into a reality.

As a result, pupils’ progress and attainment are rapidly improving. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive effective support. They are currently making good progress towards their personal targets.

Middle leaders’ influence in evaluating the work of the school has improved and continues to do so. Subject leaders are knowledgeable. The leaders of English and mathematics are now highly effective in bringing about the required improvements in their subject areas.

However, they have identified that there is still work to be done. Pupils want to come to school. Attendance is above the national average, and the proportion of pupils who miss too many school days is below the national average.

Pupils are polite, courteous and considerate. They have very positive attitudes and a real thirst for learning. Leaders and teachers plan an interesting curriculum, which increases pupils’ engagement in, and enjoyment of, learning.

Pupils develop a love of reading because it is promoted and celebrated throughout the school. The teaching of mathematics has improved markedly across the school. However, some pupils’ reasoning and problem-solving skills are not fully developed.

Children in the early years receive a good start to their education. At the end of their Reception Year, children are well prepared for the challenges of Year 1. Every parent who responded to Ofsted’s online questionnaire, Parent View, would recommend the school.