Brinscall St John’s CofE and Methodist Primary School

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About Brinscall St John’s CofE and Methodist Primary School


Name Brinscall St John’s CofE and Methodist Primary School
Website http://www.brinscall.lancs.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Linda Clayton
Address School Lane, Brinscall, Chorley, PR6 8PT
Phone Number 01254830700
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England/Methodist
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 211
Local Authority Lancashire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Key Findings

This is an outstanding school. Pupils flourish in the school's exceptionally happy and caring environment.

They develop into mature, articulate and confident young people with exceptionally positive attitudes to learning by the time they leave. While teaching is outstanding, occasionally, some pupils find work too easy or too difficult. Parents and carers are almost unanimous in valuing all aspects of the school's work very highly.

Pupils achieve outstandingly well. They make outstanding progress in all key stages, including in the Early Years Foundation Stage where provision is exemplary. By the end of Key Stages 1 and 2 pupils' attainment is well above average in reading, writing and mathema...tics.

Outstanding teaching is at the root of the very rapid progress pupils make and their outstanding achievement. Teaching has a sharp focus on pupils' learning and progress. Assessment is used astutely in most classes to match tasks closely to pupils' needs and abilities.

Most teaching is conducted at a fast past, although sometimes pupils spend too long listening to the teacher when they are ready and eager to get on with things by themselves. Pupils feel exceptionally safe in school. The excellent curriculum captures their interest, motivates them to want to learn and promotes outstandingly positive attitudes to learning and behaviour.

Relationships throughout the school are of the highest order. Pupils' enjoy being in school as seen in their above average attendance. The school's success hinges on the excellence of leadership and management at all levels, including the governing body.

Making sure that each pupil achieves to his or her potential so that they get off to the very best start is central to leadership's thinking and actions. The quality of teaching and learning is monitored regularly and rigorously. The outcomes are used astutely to improve its quality and impact.

Performance management is used expertly to drive improvement.

Information about the school

This is an average-sized, rural primary school in which the proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is significantly lower than the national average. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage and only a very few speak English as an additional language.

There are no disabled pupils currently attending the school. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs is well below average. The school meets the current floor standards that set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress by the end of Key Stage 2.

The school has been an accredited Eco-school for several years. Privately managed child care is provided before the start and at the end of the school day. This provision is not managed by the governing body and is inspected and reported on separately by Ofsted.

Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

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