St Bees Village Primary School


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Main Street
St Bees
CA27 0AA
2 - 11
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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St Bees Village Primary School is an average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is below average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below average. The governing body now manages the on-site pre-school, which caters for Nursery-age children. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations of pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school meets the Department for Education’s definition of a coasting school, based on key stage 2 academic performance results in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Inspection report: St Bees Village Primary School, 10–11 July 2018 Page 8 of 10 Information about this inspection Inspectors held meetings with leaders to review the impact of their work to improve teaching and raise standards for pupils. Inspectors considered the school’s current assessment information and conducted an in-depth scrutiny of pupils’ work in order to consider how well pupils learn and achieve over time. Inspectors, together with leaders, visited classes in every year group. Inspectors scrutinised school documentation related to safeguarding and behaviour. They reviewed safeguarding referrals made to leaders, as well as those that leaders then referred to external agencies. Inspectors considered records of risk assessments, pupils’ behaviour and leaders’ checks on the suitability of staff to work in the school. The inspectors also met with leaders to review the impact of their work to safeguard pupils’ welfare and to promote good behaviour and attendance. Inspectors held a meeting with members of the governing body. Inspectors also met with a representative of the local authority. Inspectors met with groups of pupils to discuss their views on the school. They also considered 17 responses to Ofsted’s online survey for pupils. The inspectors observed pupils’ behaviour around the school, including at playtimes. Groups of pupils read to the inspectors. Inspectors also heard pupils read during visits to classrooms and talked with them about their attitudes to reading. Inspectors met with staff to ascertain their views on the school. Inspectors also considered 21 responses to Ofsted’s online survey for staff. Inspectors gathered the views of parents, including through informal discussions on the playground before the school day started. Inspectors also considered 66 responses from parents to Ofsted’s online questionnaire, Parent View.

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