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Ofsted Report

This inspection was carried out by four additional inspectors who visited 24 lessons, observed 19 teachers and held meetings with staff, governors, parents and carers, and pupils. The inspectors also looked at a range of documentation, including the school improvement plan, monitoring records and assessment data. In addition, 189 questionnaires from parents and carers as well as those from staff and pupils were analysed and their responses taken into account.

The inspection team reviewed many aspects of the school's work. It looked in detail at the following:

  • the rate of pupils' progress, particularly that of boys, in all key stages
  • teachers' use assessment to accelerate progress
  • the success of the school's actions to accelerate progress in mathematics.

Information about the school

Normanby is a larger than average size primary school. Almost all pupils are White British. Very few pupils belong to other ethnic groups or speak English as an additional language. The proportion with special educational needs and/or disabilities is in line with the national average, as is the proportion known to be eligible for free school meals. Childcare provision, before- and after-school, is managed by the governing body.

The headteacher is new to the school since the last inspection and has been in post for two years.

The school has gained Healthy School status, the Green Flag award and numerous recognitions for its innovative work in information and communication technology.

Link to full report