Brookfield Park Primary School

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Brookfield Park Primary School

Name Brookfield Park Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address School Lane, Chapel House, Skelmersdale, WN8 8EH
Phone Number 01695724042
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 178 (46.1% boys 53.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.5
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 28.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.1%
Persistent Absence 11.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 21.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (18 March 2014)
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Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is well above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils known to be supported by the pupil premium funding is well above average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after by the local authority. In 2013, the school met the government’s current floor standards which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school has achieved many external awards, including Healthy School status. The school operates on the same site as another school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well. They make good progress from their starting points and as a result attainment has risen year on year and is now in line with national averages. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage get off to a good start in their learning. Teaching is consistently good, with examples of outstanding teaching. High quality relationships with pupils and the good use made of information about how well pupils are doing are key factors in good teaching. Pupils behave well. They say they feel safe and enjoy school. Parents are pleased with all the school provides. Attendance has risen and is now in line with the national average. Subject leaders are good at what they do because they have been well prepared for their roles. The highly effective headteacher and other senior leaders work well together for the good of all pupils. Their evaluation of the school is accurate. Leaders have a good grasp of how to further improve teaching and pupils’ achievement. The governing body has a good understanding of the school’s many strengths and any areas for development. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching to ensure that all pupils make excellent progress. In Years 1 to 5, the most-able pupils in mathematics are not always provided with challenging work throughout lessons. Marking is not consistently good across the school. Not enough attention is given to pupils using correct spellings in some of their work.