|Name||Sharow Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||14 September 2016|
|Address||Berrygate Lane, Sharow, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5BJ|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||120 (48% boys 52% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.9|
|Local Authority||North Yorkshire|
|Percentage Free School Meals||11.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0.8%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
Information about this school
This school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are White British. A lower than average proportion of pupils is disadvantaged. These pupils are supported through the pupil premium funding. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below average. Children enter the school in Nursery on a part-time basis and move into Reception on a full-time basis. The school is organised in mixed-year classes. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school From their starting points, pupils do well and make good progress by the time they leave the school. This is the case for different groups of pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, who often outperform their peers. It is also the case for all subjects, including reading, writing and mathematics. Teachers regularly use opportunities well to reinforce the key skills across all areas of the curriculum, which enhances pupils’ progress and ensures that they reach high standards. Thanks to strong teaching and a purposeful environment, pupils’ conduct is good and they have positive attitudes to learning. Pupils are safe and feel well cared for. Attendance is consistently above the national average. This is because pupils like being at school. Leaders work very effectively to ensure that pupils have regular opportunities to enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Leaders have worked effectively to make the necessary improvements identified at the last inspection. This has included working closely with teachers to ensure that they are given the right support and training to perform well in the classroom. In the early years, children make good progress across all learning areas so that they are well prepared for Year 1. This means that the large majority of children leave Reception with a good level of development. Governors are well informed about some aspects of the school’s work, although they are about to receive further training to ensure that they use this information correctly and are better placed to challenge and support leaders in school. At times, teachers do not check pupils’ understanding carefully enough during lessons and so misunderstandings are not identified and addressed quickly.