Beechwood Primary School

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About Beechwood Primary School

Name Beechwood Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Stephanie Kidd
Address Grasmere Drive, Beechwood, Runcorn, WA7 2TT
Phone Number 01928560479
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 158
Local Authority Halton
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have established a happy and stimulating environment where pupils develop an enthusiasm for learning and grow in confidence. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good. Teachers plan engaging tasks which enable pupils to learn effectively.

Governors know the school well. They share the headteacher's determination to further improve outcomes for pupils and the quality of teaching. Pupils make good progress from their starting points because teachers expect them to learn independently and think for themselves.

This ensures that pupils leave the school ready for learning in secondary education. Standards in reading, wri...ting and mathematics are improving across the school. The proportion of pupils meeting the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics is above the national average.

Pupils behave well in lessons. They are proud to be part of the school and show respect to teachers and each other. The broad and balanced curriculum provides rich learning experiences across a range of subjects.

The school makes good use of its grounds to provide outdoor learning opportunities for pupils. Children in the early years make a positive start to their school lives. They are happy and safe and enjoy achieving success in their learning.

Relationships between pupils and staff are extremely positive. The school's ethos makes a strong contribution to pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils attend school regularly and few are persistently absent.

Pupils and parents agree that pupils are kept safe. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not make outstanding progress. The most-able pupils are not always given work that challenges them enough.

Leaders have not ensured that the school's revised marking policy is followed consistently in all classes. Pupils do not have enough opportunities to complete reasoning and problem-solving activities in mathematics lessons. Action plans are not always focused sharply enough for governors to be able to measure the impact of school improvement activities.

Information about this school

This is a smaller-than-average sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is well below the national average.

The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those children that are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils who are disabled or have special educational needs is below the national average. There is out-of-hours provision including private day-care provision for 0 to 4-year-olds and a pre-school on the school site.

They are not managed by the governing body and are subject to separate inspections. In 2014, the school met the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress. Since the previous inspection, a new headteacher, deputy headteacher and four new teachers have been appointed.

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