Broughton-in-Amounderness Church of England Primary School

Name Broughton-in-Amounderness Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 20 November 2012
Address Church Lane, Broughton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5JB
Phone Number 01772862788
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 286 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.3
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 1.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school in a large village just outside Preston. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for funding from the pupil premium (which is provided to support the learning of pupils who are entitled to free school meals, in the care of the local authority or the children of forces families) is low. The large majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who come from a range of different minority ethnic groups is similar to that in most schools. Few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported at school action plus or have a statement of special educational needs is average. The proportion of such pupils supported at school action is a little below average. The school meets the current government floor targets, which set minimum levels for pupils’ attainment and progress. There is a breakfast- and after-school club on the site which is managed privately. This is inspected and reported upon separately. There has been substantial disruption to staffing in the last few years.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Attainment has been high at the end of Year 6 for several years. Pupils consistently make excellent progress in reading and writing throughout the school. Achievement in mathematics is outstanding overall, although there are some inconsistencies in progress from year to year. Pupils are overwhelmingly positive about life in school, feel very safe and are extremely keen to learn. They work hard and behave extremely well in lessons and elsewhere. Excellent leadership and management have sustained outstanding teaching and progress, despite staff changes in the last few years. A high level of teamwork from all staff supports this. Teaching is never less than good and is often outstanding. Teachers give pupils tasks that are at just the right level of difficulty for them. The school keeps a careful track on how well pupils are doing and responds very effectively and promptly to help any who might be in danger of falling behind. Excellent systems to check on pupils’ attainment support their progress in reading and writing. Teachers are not as secure in making accurate overall assessments for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage, nor in assessing mathematics in the rest of the school. The marking of pupils’ work is of extremely high quality in English. In mathematics, marking is good.