Abbey Village Primary School


Name Abbey Village Primary School
Website http://www.abbeyvillage.lancs.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 27 November 2012
Address Bolton Road, Abbey Village, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 8DD
Phone Number 01254830489
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 71 (43% boys 57% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.5
Percentage Free School Meals 14.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

This is a much smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after) is well below average. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported at school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus and with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress in learning to read, write and in mathematics. Reading is taught particularly well so that by the time they reach Year 6, pupils are fluent and enthusiastic readers. Teaching is consistently good. Teachers match work well to the needs of pupils of different ages in their classes. Varied activities capture the pupils’ interest. Pupils say that they feel safe in the school. Behaviour in lessons and around the school is good. Pupils are very polite and friendly. The headteacher and the governing body have ensured marked improvements in the quality of teaching and in pupils’ progress since the previous inspection. Children in the Reception class now make a good start at school and enjoy the exciting activities indoors and outside. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching. The more-able pupils are not always challenged to do their best and are not given sufficient opportunities to work things out for themselves. Pupils are not always clear about what they have done well or how to improve their work. They do not have enough occasions when they can correct or improve their work.