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Our latest one day inspection took place on February 14th 2017 the report can be found: Ofsted Report

Our last full Ofsted inspection report was January 16th 2013 and can be found at: Ofsted Report

Please find summary page below:

Sherburn Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

St Hilda's Street, Sherburn, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 8PG


Inspection dates 16 January 2013

Lead Inspector Mrs Lesley Clark


Overall effectiveness of Previous inspection :Good 2

This inspection: Good 2

Achievement of pupils: Good 2

Quality of teaching: Good 2

Behaviour and safety of pupils: Good 2

Leadership and management: Good 2

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils


This is a good school.

. Pupils make good progress in every class.

. Standards are above average in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

. Pupils with special educational needs make good and sometimes excellent progress. This is because teachers make sure that their individual needs are fully catered for. 

. Teaching is good in every class. Pupils enjoy their lessons and work hard.

. Pupils behave well both in lessons and at break and lunchtimes. They are good friends to each other, and newcomers settle in quickly.

. Pupils’ views matter in this school. They are proud of their ‘golden school rules’ which they helped to decide.

. The school is well led and managed. The school continues to improve because staff and governors are a dynamic team. 

. Leaders, managers and governors have a good impact on teaching quality.

. Teaching encourages pupils to think for themselves and their achievement is securely good as a result.

. Parents are pleased with the way their children are being educated. 

. The school is a happy learning environment. Pupils say, ‘The way we talk about things in school helps us to be more mature.’


It is not yet an outstanding school because

. Teaching is not yet outstanding. Writing lessons do not finish as well as they begin. 

. Teachers’ marking does not give pupils enough guidance as to how to improve aspects of their writing.

. Pupils do not write consistently as well as they read.