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Yealmpton Primary School

Yealmpton Primary School


Please see the attachments below for our most recent Ofsted report (8th June 2023) 

We are very proud of the report and the positive language Ofsted used to describe our wonderful school - 

‘Pupils at Yealmpton Primary School are part of a warm, caring community. They relish the opportunity to be ‘the best you can be’ in all aspects of school life. Pupils are polite towards their peers and adults alike and they are highly respectful and kind.’

‘Pupils benefit from an ambitious curriculum, which is enhanced by local visits and experiences. Pupils’ sporting and musical talents are well considered. Parents and carers who responded to Ofsted Parent View, agree that their children ‘thrive’. Pupils have opportunities to develop responsibilities in their school. School councillors are elected by their peers and are part of decision-making. Pupils also engage positively with their local community.’

‘Leaders prioritise reading as ‘the gateway’ to all learning. They encourage pupils to read regularly for pleasure. Pupils relish the opportunity to be ‘transported into another world’ through the books they read. They love to read and are confident, fluent readers. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are ably supported to read well. The focus on reading begins as soon as children start school in the Reception Year. Pupils follow a well-thought-out phonics curriculum. Pupils who struggle to crack the alphabetic code receive timely and effective support.’

‘Pupils follow a well-sequenced curriculum. Leaders identify key knowledge and ambitious vocabulary for pupils to learn. Pupils with SEND benefit from well-designed support which helps them to learn well and build confidence. Leaders’ recent work to strengthen some subjects further has been successful. Subject leaders carefully check the impact of this. They support staff with up-to-date and useful professional development and coaching. Therefore, pupils, for the most part, know and can talk about their learning confidently.’

‘Children in the Reception Year get off to a flying start. Staff’s interaction with children is nurturing. They support them to develop resilience, confidence and independence. Staff use questioning well to build on children’s learning and understanding of vocabulary. They are fully prepared for their transition into Year 1.’

‘Leaders have fully considered how the school’s personal, social and health education curriculum can contribute positively to pupils’ personal development. Pupils know the importance of being physically and mentally healthy. Older pupils learn what they need to about growing up. They say that they are prepared well for their next steps. Leaders teach pupils about equality through assemblies, visitors to the school and carefully selected texts. Through activities such as these, pupils understand how discrimination and prejudice can affect others. They discuss and debate complex issues confidently.’

‘Staff are overwhelmingly positive about the well-being support they receive. They feel that they are part of a strong ‘family community’. Leaders are positive role models for all staff and consider workload carefully. Staff value that they are listened to and well cared for.’

‘The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Leaders have created a culture of vigilance. Staff are well trained to spot any possible concerns and report these swiftly. Leaders act on information they receive to get the right help for pupils and their families. They engage with a range of external agencies effectively. Pupils are safe. This is because they have trusted adults who support them well. ‘Worry monsters’ and ‘boxes’ enhance this support further. Pupils learn about the importance of road, water and beach safety. They understand how to keep safe when online.’

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Our performance at Key Stage 2 results can be found here: