Clifton Primary School

Name Clifton Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 06 July 2016
Address Burslem Street, Hull, HU2 9BP
Phone Number 01482325913
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 334 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.7
Academy Sponsor Humber Education Trust
Local Authority Kingston upon Hull, City of
Percentage Free School Meals 34.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 57.2%
Persisitent Absence 14.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Clifton Primary School is slightly larger than most primary schools. The school meets the government floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment in English and mathematics. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding is more than double the national average. Just over half of the pupils are of White British heritage. There are 21 different languages spoken at the school. There are more pupils than nationally for whom English is an additional language. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is just above the national average. The proportion of pupils with a statement or education, health and care plan is just below the national average. The school serves an area of high deprivation. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher leads her school exceptionally well with determination and ambition. She is meticulous in her pursuit of excellence. Everyone shares her vision, which is why outcomes are especially high and staff and pupils are happy and motivated. Leaders drive forward improvements and are fully committed to ensuring all pupils reach their full potential. Tracking and assessment of progress is thorough and accurate. Teachers and teaching assistants have high expectations of what pupils can and do achieve. They have created a positive climate of success, where pupils strive to be the best they can be. Staff work together well, providing a rounded approach to meeting the social, emotional and academic needs of pupils. The early years provision is exemplary. Children are engaged, motivated and make rapid progress through a rich diet of learning experiences. The whole-school focus on developing speaking and listening skills is successfully increasing pupils’ proficiency to articulate their thoughts and develop a wider vocabulary. The exciting, well-planned, broad and balanced curriculum inspires pupils to extend their knowledge and deepens their interest in the topics they cover. Standards in reading, writing and mathematics surpass national averages by a significant margin. Pupils make outstanding progress from their starting points. The attainment and progress of pupils who are disadvantaged or have special needs and/or disabilities are well above those seen nationally. This is because support for all pupils is exceptional and meets their needs. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school. They are pleased with the quality of their children’s education. High expectation across the curriculum leads to pupils being very well prepared for their next stage of education. Pupils behave extremely well, applying themselves diligently to their work, and enjoy positive relationships with each other and adults. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB