Husthwaite Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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Husthwaite Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Name Husthwaite Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Low Street, Husthwaite, York, YO61 4QA
Phone Number 01347868371
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 71 (49.3% boys 50.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.1
Local Authority North Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 15.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 19.7%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school is considerably smaller than the average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. One in five pupils is eligible for support through the pupil premium funding.

This is a broadly average proportion, although small in number. The proportion of pupils who have support for SEND is average. Approximately one in six pupils receives support.

Children have part-time education in the school’s Nursery. In Reception, children receive full-time education. The school has three mixed-age classes for pupils in Nursery, Reception and Year 1; Years 2 and 3 with Year 4 in the morning; and Years 5 and 6 with Year 4 in the afternoon.

The school manages a breakfast club and an after-school club for its pupils. The school’s previous full inspection by Ofsted, a section 5 inspection, took place in October 2013 and the overall effectiveness was judged to be good. The school had a short inspection by Ofsted for one day, a section 8 inspection, on 27 March 2018.

At this inspection, the school retained its overall effectiveness as good, but some priorities were identified and a section 5 full inspection was recommended. There have been significant changes in staffing and leadership since the previous section 5 inspection of the school. The new headteacher was appointed in May 2018.

The headteacher is the executive headteacher of the Husthwaite and Sessay Church of England Federation. Both schools in the federation are governed by the same governing body. The headteacher spends two and a half days in each school.

There is a senior teacher who takes responsibility when the headteacher is not present in the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Over time, pupils’ progress has not been good in reading, writing, mathematics and a range of other subjects. Assessment of pupils’ work is not used well enough to set work that challenges pupils to make consistently good progress.

Teachers do not manage the work of teaching assistants sufficiently well to ensure that pupils make consistently good progress. The quality of questioning varies and is not used frequently to deepen pupils’ learning. There are too few opportunities for pupils to write at length and deepen their learning across a wide range of subjects.

In early years, ‘next steps’ in children’s learning are not used to provide increased challenge for children. The outdoor area does not promote reading, writing and mathematics well. The school has the following strengths The headteacher and governors have high expectations of staff and pupils.

Their actions are improving teaching. The curriculum offers a wide range of interesting activities. Pupils have positive attitudes to learning and are keen to attend school.

Pupils have a good understanding of life in modern Britain. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is strong. Pupils say that they are safe in school.

Staff and parents wholeheartedly agree that children are safe. Parents and carers are highly supportive of the school. They know their views are listened to and that leaders’ work is improving their children’s achievements.