Key Information

Our School Performance

To view the DFE performance Tables for our school, please click here

 Ofsted Report

Forest of Galtres Anglican Methodist Primary School is a good school.

  • The experienced headteacher, supported by staff and the governing body, sets a clear direction for the school’s work and is driving forward school improvement.
  • Teaching is good and there is a determined drive to make it better. The best teaching sees learning moving on rapidly because work is challenging for pupils of all abilities.
  • Pupils play their part in the successes of the school through their good, and sometimes outstanding, behaviour and readiness to learn.
  • Subject leaders know what works well and what needs doing.
  • The successful promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s work.
  • Most pupils make good progress from their broadly average starting points. Standards in reading, writing and mathematics have been above the national average for four of the last five years.
  • The school provides a rich and varied curriculum for its pupils.

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SIAMS Report

“The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Forest of Galtres as a Church of England school are outstanding ”

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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding that we receive from the government in addition to our main school funding, to benefit pupils who are deemed to be disadvantaged. Specifically, Pupil premium funding is targeted for those pupils who are in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or those children who have received FSM in the last 6 years (Ever6) or have been looked after continuously over the last 6 months (CLA). There is also a smaller amount of funding for pupils for who have a parent in the Armed services. Though there is no specific directive on how the money should be spent it is clear that the money should be spent on initiatives which narrow the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achievers and to overcome any barriers for learning. For further information about the school’s use of the Pupil Premium, click here.

Sports Premium

The DFE’s Sports Premium is funding which is allocated to schools to help provide quality PE and games opportunities and provision.  For the financial year 2014-15 our school has received a grant of £8940 in total, which has been allocated as follows:

  • £4601 funding for 1 day per week of one of the cluster sports coaches, to work across the classes and with different staff to provide training and coaching
  • £2000 (approx) school subsidy for transport towards swimming lessons at Thirsk Pool
  • £850 to Easingwold School to pay towards the Easingwold Cluster Competition Co-ordinator, who plans and runs all the area sporting events.  These may be competitive opportunities such as cross country or netball, that feed into the North Yorkshire School Games; or fun events such as the KS1 Fun Run
  • The remaining sum will be used for additional external training and development; purchase of new or replacement resources; and to assist in funding to enable all to access outdoor and adventurous activities through our residential visits

For more information on the Sports Premium, click here.

KeyStage results 2016

Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception Year)

Number of children: 21

% achieving EYFS Good Level of Development: 76.2%


Phonics Screening Check (Year 1 & Year 2)

Number of children (Y1): 20

% achieving the expected standard: 85%

Number of children (Y2): 25

% achieving the expected standard: 96%


Key Stage 1 Assessment (Year 2)

Number of children:

% achieving the expected standard in reading: 79.2%

% achieving the expected standard in writing: 79.2%

% achieving the expected standard in maths: 83.3%



Key Stage 2 Assessment (Year 6)

Number of children:

% achieving the expected standard in reading: 71.4%

% achieving the expected standard in writing: 78.6%

% achieving the expected standard in maths: 46.4%

% achieving the expected standard in grammar, punctuation & spelling: 68%


% achieving a high standard in reading: 21%

% achieving a high standard in writing: 7%

% achieving a high standard in maths: 7%

% achieving a high standard in grammar, punctuation & spelling: 11%


Reading progress score: -0.8

Writing progress score: 0.0

Maths progress score: -3.4


Average scaled score in reading: 102

Average scaled score in maths: 100

Average scaled score in reading: 102