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  • Skirlaugh Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
    Dorset Avenue
    HU11 5EB
  • Head: Mrs Janet Forth
  • T 01964 562454
  • F 01964 562 043
  • E [email protected]
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Pupils: 144
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 2
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 24th May 2016
    • 2 Full inspection 11th February 2011

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 13th March 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the parents say...

As a parent I can only describe my experience of this school as a very negative one. Teaching at this school is very restrictive. The material taught is highly simplistic and does not challenge pupils to bring out the best in them. Pupils are often unsupported in class. Teachers have a tendency to be melodramatic over the most innocuous of matters. I was shocked at how negative they are towards and about pupils. The notion of praise boosting a child’s self-confidence has completely based this primary by. The school also fails to encourage independent learning. The end result is a child who is very dependent, lacks confidence and continually seeks reassurance about their schoolwork. Moreover, each time I raised a concern with the school they immediately retaliated by lodging a complaint against our child about an alleged incident. We also experienced instances of our child suffering bullying, coming home with scratch marks on face and hand on 2 separate occasions. The head tried to laugh these off. We were very concerned that bullying did not appear to be taken seriously. Contradictory messages about our children were also given in letters sent home. The head teacher was difficult to approach. She often came across as defensive. One wonders whether a change of leadership would resolve a lot of these problems ? Teachers at this school never admit that they make mistakes. When in the wrong they deny it and refuse to issue apologies. Our experience of Skirlaugh School was a very disappointing, negative one. The school failed our children.

Commented on 25th Aug 2018

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