Caton Primary School

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About Caton Primary School

Name Caton Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Ms Gail Bowskill
Address Broadacre, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9NH
Phone Number 01524770104
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 73
Local Authority Lancashire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since her appointment, the new headteacher has improved the quality of education and outcomes for pupils.

She has motivated staff and governors to share her clear vision for the school. Leaders and governors have evaluated carefully the school's strengths and weaknesses. Their accurate view has helped them to plan improvements that have moved the school forward.

The highly committed governing body asks leaders a range of questions to hold them to account for the outcomes of pupils. They are less challenging about the spending of the pupil premium funding because they rely too heavily on information provided by the headteacher. Leaders and... governors have made important improvements to the quality of teaching, learning and assessment since the last inspection.

These improvements are having a positive impact on pupils' outcomes, including those of disadvantaged pupils, and especially in reading, writing and mathematics. The good teaching that younger children and pupils now receive is helping them to develop their phonics skills well. They apply these skills effectively in their reading and writing.

Teachers plan learning that helps pupils to practise their reading, writing and mathematical skills across a range of subjects. On occasions, the learning that teachers plan in some subjects does not challenge pupils sufficiently, especially the most able pupils. When this happens, they make less progress.

The curriculum that leaders and governors provide ensures that pupils develop well spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain. Support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and for disadvantaged pupils is effective and ensures that they make strong progress towards their individual targets.

Leaders have established effective relationships with other local schools to share and learn from good practice and to support pupils' transition to secondary school. There is scope for them to develop their work in a similar way with the private nursery that is located in the school in order to benefit the youngest children. Leaders and governors have established effective systems for pupils' welfare and for keeping them safe from harm.

Pupils say they feel safe in school and their parents and carers agree strongly with this view.

Information about this school

Caton Community Primary School is much smaller than an average-sized primary school. Almost all pupils are from a White British background.

The proportion of pupils for whom English is an additional language is well below the national average. The proportion of pupils known to be entitled to free school meals is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils receiving support for SEND is higher than the national average.

The proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan is below the national average. The school provides accommodation on site for a private nursery registered separately with Ofsted and which was not part of this inspection. Since the last inspection a new headteacher has been appointed and there have been a number of staffing changes.

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