Carr Mill Primary School

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About Carr Mill Primary School

Name Carr Mill Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Mr Andrew Maley
Address Kentmere Avenue, Carr Mill, St Helens, WA11 7PQ
Phone Number 01744678223
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 311
Local Authority St. Helens
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher leads with passion and commitment.

He is highly ambitious for the school and determined to provide the best education for all pupils who attend the school. The highly effective senior leadership team ensures that the school is a caring community where the needs of pupils are at the heart of everything the school does. The headteacher's determined pursuit of his clear long-term vision has resulted in pupils' outstanding personal development and behaviour.

The behaviour of pupils is exemplary. The roles of some subject leaders such as history, geography and computing are not as well developed as those of English and mathemat...ics. Governors are highly committed and fully involved in the life of the school.

They do not always provide strong enough challenge to the leadership team. Their knowledge in relation to the performance of different groups of pupils is still developing. They do not ask enough searching questions of leaders.

The school provides a stimulating and varied range of opportunities for pupils to extend their learning in music, sport and the creative arts. Parents are overwhelmingly positive about all aspects of the school's work. Children get an exceptional start to their school career in Nursery and Reception classes.

They make huge gains in their learning early on and are well prepared for Year 1. Pupils make good progress overall. By the end of Year 6, more pupils than nationally reach the expected standards.

More pupils reach the higher standards than nationally. However, they could do even better in key stage 1. Teaching across the school is good.

At times, though, teaching does not provide sufficient challenge to some middle-ability and higher-ability pupils, or develop their skills well enough to tackle problem-solving tasks in mathematics. The most able pupils in key stage 1 are not provided with enough opportunities to excel. In 2016, in key stage 1, the proportion of pupils who reached the higher standard in mathematics, reading and writing was well below the national average.

The teaching of early reading in nursery and reception is highly effective. The proportion of pupils that achieve the expected standard in the Year 1 phonics screening check is above the national average. Pupils are safe and well cared for.

Leaders make sure that there are highly effective safeguarding arrangements in place.

Information about this school

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

Around 97% of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils from ethnic minority groups is well below national percentages. Around half of the pupils in school are eligible for the pupil premium.

The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below the national average. The school is in an area of high social deprivation. The school meets the government floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

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