Outwood Primary Academy Greystone


Name Outwood Primary Academy Greystone
Website http://www.greystone.outwood.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Inadequate
Inspection Date 15 June 2017
Address Quarry Moor Lane, Ripon, HG4 1RW
Phone Number 01765603481
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 164 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 35.6
Academy Sponsor Outwood Grange Academies Trust
Local Authority North Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 17.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

. Information about the progress of children is regularly recorded but not used well

enough to plan future activities. Consequently, individual activities are not fine-tuned to the precise needs of different ability groups. The most able are not challenged and so do not make the progress they should, leading to too few children exceeding the early learning goals. Additional funding for disadvantaged children is not having an impact on improving outcomes. While the majority of children are happy in the setting, strategies employed by staff are sometimes not successfully supporting some children who are struggling to regulate their own behaviour. The early years classrooms and the outdoor area are safe and secure. Risk assessments are carried out on equipment, and access to the rooms is secure. Partnerships with parents are strong. Home visits by staff help new children to settle quickly into the school. An open access policy means that parents feel well supported and involved in their children’s education. School details Unique reference number 121442 Local authority North Yorkshire Inspection number 10031956 This inspection of the school was carried out under section 5 of the Education Act 2005. Type of school Primary School category Community Age range of pupils 3 to 11 Gender of pupils Mixed Number of pupils on the school roll 184 Appropriate authority The governing body Chair William Swan Interim Headteacher Victoria Kirkman Telephone number 01765 603481 Website www.greystonecpschool.org.uk Email address [email protected] Date of previous inspection 2 July 2015

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an inadequate school Over time, leaders have failed to address weak teaching and learning, rendering the school less effective than at the time of the last inspection. Standards are too low by the end of key stage 2. Teaching has not been strong enough over time, so that pupils make too little progress in reading, writing or mathematics, so they are not well prepared for secondary school. Teachers have not used assessment information well enough to plan teaching. Consequently, work is often too easy, particularly for the most able. Disadvantaged pupils are not making the rapid progress they need to in order to catch up with other pupils nationally. Leaders have not fully assessed the impact of pupil premium on eligible pupils’ achievement. Additional adults are not fully deployed to best effect to ensure the rapid progress of all pupils. The curriculum does not effectively develop pupils’ skills across a range of subjects, but particularly in history, geography and science. Because some middle leaders are new to, or have recently returned to, their roles, they have had limited impact on improving the quality of teaching. Governors have not been fully effective in holding school leaders to account. Staff do not consistently use the school’s behaviour policy to encourage pupils’ good behaviour. Attendance overall is below the national average and persistent absence is twice the national figure. Some activities provided in the early years lack challenge, so that children are not making the swift progress needed to achieve well. The school has the following strengths The interim headteacher has assessed what needs to be done in the school and is taking effective action to improve teaching and outcomes. The work to improve pupils’ emotional and mental health is strong. Behaviour has improved so that in most classes poor behaviour does not interrupt the flow of learning. Effective support is now being provided from local authority consultants.