|Name||Abbey Village Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||27 November 2012|
|Address||Bolton Road, Abbey Village, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 8DD|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||71 (38% boys 62% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||25.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||20%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1.4%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||16.9%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
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.