Chatburn Church of England Primary School

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About Chatburn Church of England Primary School

Name Chatburn Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Emma Gardiner
Address Sawley Road, Chatburn, Clitheroe, BB7 4AS
Phone Number 01200441426
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 131
Local Authority Lancashire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. All pupils make outstanding progress because : teachers have high expectations and use excellent questioning skills to ensure that pupils think deeply about what they are learning.

The enjoyment of reading is exceedingly well promoted at the school and pupils read widely and regularly. The gap between attainment in reading and writing identified at the last inspection has been closed. Children enter the Early Years Foundation Stage from a range of settings.

They settle very quickly and thrive in the warm and caring environment provided by the school. Teaching is outstanding overall and never less than good. Teachers and teaching ...assistants work well together.

They know pupils very well. They ensure that disabled pupils, or pupils who have special educational needs and those eligible for the pupil premium funding make the same outstanding progress as other pupils by matching work closely to individual abilities. Pupils enjoy their learning and are extremely eager to do well.

They are extraordinarily proud of their achievements and enthusiastically share the work that they complete with others. The curriculum is varied and provides rich learning opportunities. Pupils enthusiastically engage in the wide range of additional activities.

The curriculum also contributes very well to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils, preparing them for their next stage of learning. However, there are not enough opportunities provided to use information and communication technology. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school.

Behaviour is exemplary. Pupils welcome visitors to school. They are polite and courteous at all times.

Pupils demonstrate a great deal of respect and care for each other and for staff. The school is exceptionally well led by the long serving headteacher. His ambitious vision for the school is extremely well supported by a passionate staff and a committed governing body.

Information about this school

Chatburn is smaller than the average size primary school. All pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below the national average.

The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is below the national average. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is below average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in English and mathematics.

The headteacher has supported local schools in his capacity as an associate adviser for the local authority. The school hosts a pre-school and a breakfast and after-school club that are not managed by the governing body. Since the last inspection, a new classroom has been added and pupils' toilets have been upgraded.

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Chatburn Pre-School and Out of School Club

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