The inspection was carried out by one of Her Majesty's Inspectors and one additional inspector.

Description of the School

This is an over-subscribed, average sized primary school serving an area of general social advantage on the outskirts of Guisborough, although 20% of pupils attend from outside of the catchment area. The number of pupils eligible for a free school meal is very low. The percentage of children with special educational needs or disabilities is the same as the national average. A small number of pupils have more severe and complex learning needs. The pupil population is mainly White British with some pupils who are at the very early stages of learning to speak English.

Overall Effectiveness of the School
Grade: 1

Galley Hill Primary is an outstanding school which fosters a love of learning among its pupils. This view is shared by parents, and one explained it succinctly when writing:

'There is real sense that academic achievement, though highly valued, is not to be attained at the cost of the childs welfare.'