Ashton-on-Ribble St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School


Name Ashton-on-Ribble St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.standrewscofe.net
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 11 February 2014
Address Tulketh Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 1EQ
Phone Number 01772726729
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 416 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.6
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 7.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

The school is a larger than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is well below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with statements of special educational needs is below the national average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is well below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those who are looked after by the local authority. The vast majority of pupils are of White British backgrounds. The number of pupils joining and leaving school part-way through their education is slightly above average. There is a breakfast club and an after-school club, both of which are privately run. These provisions are inspected separately. Reports for these provisions can be found at www.ofsted.gov.uk. The school meets the current floor standards, which are the government’s minimum expectations for attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Standards have risen rapidly since the last inspection and this trend is confirmed by the current data at every key stage. Children make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage. In Key Stage 1, pupils continue to make good progress and consistently reach standards that are above those expected for their age in reading, writing and mathematics. In Key Stage 2, pupils make outstanding progress and consistently reach standards that are well above average. The proportion of pupils in Year 6 achieving the higher levels in mathematics and, more recently, in writing is exceptional. There is no gap in standards between pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are not. The quality of teaching has improved since the last inspection. The percentage of outstanding teaching has increased considerably. Teachers, particularly in Year 6, have exceptionally high expectations of their pupils. Occasionally, pupils go over old ground in lessons rather than moving on quickly to new learning. Relationships are excellent. Adults treat pupils with warmth, respect and courtesy. Pupils confidently model this behaviour with each other and with adults in the school. There are times, however, when lunchtime play is boisterous and is insufficiently supervised in a small part of the outside play area..Pupils are attentive in lessons. They are enthusiastic learners and bring impressive initiative and effort to their work. The school environment is very nurturing and supportive of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. School leaders provide clear direction for the acceleration of pupils’ future learning. The school is supported and held to account by a very well led, dynamic and most effective governing body. Leaders and governors ensure that the school continues to move forward as the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement continue to improve. Parents overwhelmingly agree that the school provides an outstanding education for their children.