Boarshaw Community Primary School

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About Boarshaw Community Primary School

Name Boarshaw Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Jackie Harland
Address Stanycliffe Lane, Middleton, MANCHESTER, M24 2PB
Phone Number 01616539536
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 428
Local Authority Rochdale
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Children in early years, including those who are disadvantaged, get a good start to their education. They make good progress from their starting points because of the quality of teaching they receive. They quickly develop their social skills and positive attitudes to learning so that they are well prepared for key stage 1.

Pupils achieve well in school, particularly in reading and mathematics. They make good progress from their starting points and are well prepared for their next stages of education. Disadvantaged pupils make stronger progress than other pupils nationally in reading, writing and mathematics because of leaders' effective use of the... pupil premium grant.

Teachers have good subject knowledge, particularly in mathematics and history, which they use effectively to promote pupils' learning. Teachers use questioning well to probe pupils' knowledge and understanding. Pupils do not consistently apply their skills and knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation in their work in different subjects.

Pupils have limited opportunities to deepen their understanding of more complex ideas in science and geography. Leaders have a clear vision and high expectations. They have brought about improvements to the quality of teaching and pupils' outcomes.

The school's well-balanced curriculum inspires pupils' learning in a wide range of subjects. An extensive range of activities promotes pupils' acquisition of new skills and knowledge, including German, first aid and sporting skills. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school.

They speak highly of the levels of care, communication and learning teachers and leaders bring to their children's education. Governors know their school well. They are committed to continued improvement and recognise the importance of sharpening their evaluation and monitoring of subjects other than reading, writing and mathematics.

Leaders ensure that this is a school where all are welcome and each person is treated with respect. Pupils feel safe and enjoy coming to school. Their attendance is in line with the national average and improving.

Pupils generally behave well. Leaders do not fully evaluate pupils' achievement in subjects other than reading, writing and mathematics.

Information about this school

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Boarshaw Primary is an average-sized primary school. Nearly all pupils attending the school are White British. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well above the national average.

The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is average. The school provides a breakfast club that is available to all pupils. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

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