Chorlton Park Primary

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About Chorlton Park Primary


Name Chorlton Park Primary
Website http://www.chorltonpark.manchester.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21 7HH
Phone Number 01618811621
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 695 (48.6% boys 51.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.9
Academy Sponsor Changing Lives In Collaboration
Local Authority Manchester
Percentage Free School Meals 24.30%
Percentage English is Not First Language 23.4%
Persistent Absence 4.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.5%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

From increasingly well-below expected starting points when they enter the Early Years Foundation Stage, pupils reach above average standards in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Pupils' achievement is outstanding and increasing proportions of pupils are making better progress than similar pupils nationally. This reflects the school motto of 'make learning irresistible'.

Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make an excellent start to school life and are very well prepared for Year 1 Consistently high quality teaching meets the needs of all pupils. Teachers and support staff have high expectations of pupils. The...y know pupils exceptionally well and always motivate them to keep on trying to achieve their best.

Pupils thrive in this very positive climate for learning. Staff take every opportunity to develop and celebrate pupils' all round personal and academic skills. They ensure relationships are of the highest quality.

As a result, pupils very much enjoy school, as reflected in their average and improving attendance. Pupils display highly positive attitudes to learning, they behave outstandingly well and know how to stay safe. The outstanding curriculum is highly stimulating and skilfully adapted to meet pupils' needs and interests.

It provides excellent opportunities for pupils to develop their independence, exploration and investigative learning both in and out of classrooms. A vast range of clubs, visits, visitors and residential trips provide superb support to the outstanding learning experiences on offer. The curriculum provides excellent support in developing pupils' information and communication technology skills and those in music and sport.

The highly motivational executive headteacher has ensured that the outstanding practice seen at the time of the last inspection has been sustained and indeed improved. He is very ably supported by the two excellent senior leaders, in a shared view of high expectations and continual improvement. The school has excellent relationships with parents and the wider community.

Governors provide exceptional support and challenge in making the school the very best it can be. This has ensured that this outstanding school never stands still and continues to expect nothing but the best from the staff and pupils.

Information about this school

This school is much larger than the average sized primary school.

Approximately one third of all pupils are from White British backgrounds. Other pupils are from a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, the largest of which is Pakistani. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average.

The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. An average proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children who are looked after by the local authority, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those from service families. In this school, there are no children from service families.

The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school offers a breakfast, after-school and holiday club which is subject to a separate inspection. The school is a national support school and has recently been awarded teaching school status.

The school is federated with Old Moat Primary School, with which it shares the executive headteacher, who is a national leader of excellence. The Chair of the Governing Body is a national leader of governance. There have been significant changes in the teaching staff since the last inspection.