Britannia Community Primary School

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About Britannia Community Primary School

Name Britannia Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs N Longstaff
Address Rochdale Road, Bacup, OL13 9TS
Phone Number 01706874447
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 209
Local Authority Lancashire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leadership and management are good. The headteacher has completely transformed the culture of the school since the previous inspection.

An unyielding drive to secure continued improvement has resulted in both improved pupils' progress and teaching. The headteacher's determined vision of maximum achievement for all is well supported by governors and senior leaders. Since the previous inspection, middle leadership has improved.

Middle leaders are increasingly confident and enthusiastic in fulfilling their roles. Nevertheless, there are still aspects of this role that require development. Teaching is good.

Lessons are well planned a...nd high expectations are evident. However, tasks set by teachers do not consistently help pupils to maximise their understanding. Pupils' progress since the last inspection has improved and is now good.

However, more work is still required to ensure that pupils gain even more depth in their knowledge and understanding. Governors provide robust challenge and support to senior leaders. They know the school well and monitor its work with vigour.

The school environment is attractive and supports learning well. Useful displays in classrooms help pupils to assess and improve their learning. Teachers check pupils' work regularly and help them to improve.

Pupils do not always use their targets well to support their learning. Pupils feel and are kept very safe. They have many opportunities to learn about potential dangers and how to avoid them.

They behave well, respect each other and are happy at school. The early years provision is good. Effective teaching and thorough monitoring of children's work ensure that they make good progress.

Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and disadvantaged pupils make good progress. Their learning needs are well recognised and well-tailored support is provided. The provision for pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and understanding British values is good.

Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school.

Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below average.

An external provider manages the breakfast and after-school clubs. It was inspected in March 2015 and judged as good. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Before and immediately after the previous inspection, the local authority provided extensive support to the school in areas including leadership and management and the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. Currently, however, the local authority provides a purely monitoring role based on the school's improvement over time. The headteacher had been in post since September 2014 and the deputy headteacher since January 2015.

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