Blackburn the Redeemer CofE Primary

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About Blackburn the Redeemer CofE Primary

Name Blackburn the Redeemer CofE Primary
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Mark Power
Address Jack Walker Way, Fernhurst Farm, Blackburn, BB2 4JJ
Phone Number 01254296400
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 422
Local Authority Blackburn with Darwen
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils make rapid and sustained progress in all year groups. Their attainment by the end of Year 6 in English and mathematics is consistently well above average.

This represents outstanding achievement from their skill levels on entry, which are generally those typically expected for their age. Much of the teaching is outstanding and never less than consistently good. All teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve.

They deliver lessons that help pupils to learn exceptionally well. Teaching assistants provide high quality support for all pupils. Staff model professional standards in all of their work and show high ...levels of respect and courtesy for pupils and others.

Pupils' behaviour and their attitudes to learning are exemplary. They say they feel very safe in school at all times. Pupils have an excellent understanding of how to keep themselves and others safe.

Parents are extremely supportive of the school and very appreciative of the care taken of their children. The curriculum promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in an exceptional way. It provides highly positive experiences and rich opportunities for high quality learning.

The headteacher is an exceptional leader who ensures the pursuit of excellence in all of the school's activities. Senior leaders and governors focus relentlessly on improving teaching and learning and lead by example. They have successfully raised pupils' achievement and improved the quality of teaching since the previous inspection.

There are outstanding procedures for checking how well the school is doing and for identifying areas for development. Action taken to bring about improvement is rigorously assessed to see if it is proving successful. The work of leaders has significantly improved attendance over the last year but they know there is more to do.

The governing body is extremely influential in driving the school forward. The school's ability to carry on making improvements is excellent.

Information about this school

Blackburn The Redeemer is much larger than the average sized primary school.

An average proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care, those whose parents are in the armed forces and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is broadly average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average.

Most pupils are of White British heritage. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress. Blackburn The Redeemer is a National Support School.

The head is a National Leader of Education. The headteacher and staff are deployed to support schools in challenging circumstances. The school has gained a number of national awards, including the Activemark and holds Eco-School status.

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