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Statutory Information


The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations specify that we are obliged to report the following information on our website. Much of it can also be found elsewhere on our site, but for ease, it is contained here.


School contact details

Mr Yousef Abdo (Head Teacher)
Colburn Community Primary School
Colburn Lane

North Yorkshire
DL7 4LS Tel. 01748 832676


Admission arrangements

These can be found at:

Please also refer to the Admissions section of this website.


Ofsted reports

We are a ‘Requires Improvement’ school. The most recent report(s) of our school, published by her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills can be found at:


Information from our most recent results – 2019

Early Years Outcomes

48% of pupils achieved ‘Good Level of Development’ (GLD) in Early Years.
To achieve GLD, a pupil must have achieved at least expected in the Early learning Goals within the three Prime Areas of Learning.


Phonics Screening Test

69% of pupils met the government’s required standard in the Phonics Screening test by the end of Year 1. 

40% of pupils met the government’s required standard in the Phonics Screening test by the end of Year 2.


Key Stage 1 (End of Year 2) National Expectation Outcomes


Working at Expected or better

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Key Stage 2 (End of Year 6) National Expectation Outcomes


Working at Expected or better

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RWM combined



*English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling


Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 Average Progress

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Average Scale Scores





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Performance tables

Our school’s performance tables can be accessed on the Department for Education’s website at:



At Colburn Community Primary School, we offer an ambitious, engaging curriculum that gives our children the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours that will enable them to succeed. It is not only designed to meet the requirements of the Early Years framework and the National Curriculum but to develop resilience, promote a love of learning, provide opportunities that will inspire, be aspirational and allow our pupils become critical thinkers with inquisitive minds. Ultimately, we aim that our pupils are resilient, prepared, happy, kind, well rounded and responsible citizens.


We regard the teaching and embedding of reading, writing and mathematics as critical and this underpins the rest of our curriculum in all key stages.


Our long-term curriculum plans detail what will be taught across the year by subject and by year group. These have been developed by the whole staff team. They incorporate the programmes of study in the 2014 National Curriculum, reflect the interests of our children and make use of the rich heritage and natural learning opportunities of our locality.


The teaching of PSHCE, Relationship Education are well embedded across the curriculum through both cross-curricular and discrete lessons, a carefully planned series of whole school and key stage assemblies, and external visits and visitors.


We teach religious education to pupils at every key stage using the North Yorkshire agreed syllabus for Religious Education.


Structure of our curriculum


Phonics is taught through the Letters and Sounds programme

Art and Design
Design and Technology
Languages (French)
Physical Education



Behaviour Policy

All staff rigorously and consistently follow the school’s Policy for Behaviour which can be found on the Policies page of this website.


For Guidance on ‘Prevent Duty’ concerning extremism, please see the ‘Child Protection and Safeguarding’ Policy which can be found on the Policies page of this website. For additional information see the Keeping Children Safe in Education document:–2


Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011. It is an additional funding allocation based on the number of children who are or have been eligible for free school meals in the past six years, the number of children who are Looked After by the local authority (or have been adopted) and the number of children whose parents are in the armed forces. We have undertaken an internal Pupil Premium Review leading to a Pupil Premium Strategy. This can be found under the Statutory section of the website under Pupil Premium.


PE and Sport Premium for primary schools

The PE and sports grant was designed to help primary schools improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provisions offered to their pupils. The funding the school receives is based upon the number of pupils of primary age within the school. The school continues to increase participation in PE and Sports so that all pupils develop healthy, active lifestyles and realise their potential.


For details about: the funding received; a breakdown of how we spent this funding last year; the effect of this premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment and how we will ensure these improvements are sustainable with plans for this year’s spending, please see the Key Information section of the website under PE and Sport Premium.


Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) report

Teachers identify children who require additional special educational needs provision as early as possible after they join our school so as to organise appropriate programmes of study to match individual learning needs. Some pupils join us from their pre-school settings having already been assessed for special needs provision. We make use of the expertise available from professional outside agencies where appropriate. Our aim is to ensure that our children access all that is available to support their special educational needs. In this way we ensure every child’s full inclusion in all aspects of school life.


Our school policy on Special Education Needs follows the most up to date DfE SEN Code of Practice and provides clear guidance for all staff members.


Children’s development and progress is carefully monitored throughout school. Children considered by staff to be making lower than expected progress will have ‘differentiated’ (modified or individualised) teaching programmes put in place for them by their class teacher.


Our SEND report can be found on the Key Information section of the website under SEND and the SEND Policy is on the Policies page of this website. To comply with paragraph 3 of schedule 10 to the Equality Act 2010, the school’s Equality Action Plan can be found on the Policies section of this website as can the school’s Accessibility Plan.


Financial Information

Our dedicated financial benchmarking page can be found here:


Charging and remissions

As part of their topic work, visits of an educational nature may be planned. A copy of our Charging and Remission Policy can be found in the Policies section of this website.


Values and Ethos

At Colburn Community Primary School, we aim to empower children to believe in their own capabilities, widen their horizons and achieve their full potential.


We are proud to be an inclusive, happy, vibrant community school with high personal, physical and academic aspirations delivered in a caring, safe, family-orientated environment.


Colburn Primary School is supported by our parents, governors and local community. Within our school we recognise fairness, respect, and resilience and celebrate individuality, success, diversity, equality and a joy for learning. Placing our children at the heart of everything we do; we ensure the highest quality of education for all. 


We are dedicated to ensuring all our pupils succeed – challenging and developing their ability to think independently, building their resilience, well-being and enabling them to transfer their skills and learning to all aspects of their life.


Our children have an engaging and challenging curriculum that connects and celebrates our school,  homes and families, as well as our place within modern Britain and the wider world.  We enrich our children’s well-being, attitudes to learning, resilience and ability to fulfil their potential: personally, physically and academically. Embedding a nurturing and inclusive approach, we strive to develop inquisitive minds, sense of awe and wonder and a determination to believe that anything can be achieved.


It is our aim that when children leave Colburn School, they do so as confident individuals, prepared for the next steps in their education and for later life. 


Equality of opportunity is our central aim; whilst we embed consistent approaches, we also respond to individual needs, challenging and supporting within the caring, secure and welcoming ethos of Colburn Community Primary School. We plan carefully, knowing the context of our community and how we can provide the curriculum our pupils need in order to take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in later life. In that way we strive to address social disadvantage and to address typical gaps in pupils’ knowledge and skills.


Requests for copies

Paper copies of any information referred to in this summary may be requested from the school office for which there will be no charge.