Christ Church CE Academy

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About Christ Church CE Academy

Name Christ Church CE Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Nikki Summers
Address Deighton Road, Deighton, Huddersfield, HD2 1JP
Phone Number 01484226595
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 219
Local Authority Kirklees
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Senior leaders have a clear vision for the school and have created an inclusive culture, based on Christian values, that has high expectations of staff and pupils.

The headteacher leads with passion and commitment. Along with other leaders, she ensures that the needs of the pupils are at the heart of everything the school does. Improvements in the quality of teaching and pupils' learning since the last inspection ensure that pupils make good progress, whatever their ability or circumstances.

This includes those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and those who are disadvantaged. Pupils' personal development is Pupils have a profound understanding of their own spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Teachers and support staff provide excellent care and guidance for those pupils with complex emotional or behavioural needs and pupils for whom English is an additional language. Children learn well in the Reception Year and are well prepared for Year 1. In the early years, the positive partnership with parents and carers is a particularly strong feature of the school.

Governance is highly effective. Governors have a precise understanding of the quality of the school's provision. They provide strong support and challenge to leaders and make sure that pupils are kept safe.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. The school is part of the Enhance Academy Trust of six primary schools.

It is also a member of The North Huddersfield Learning Community. The school is an average-sized primary school. The early years provision is provided on a part-time basis in the Nursery and full-time in the Reception class.

An above-average proportion of pupils enter or leave the school at different times during the academic year. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and those pupils with an education, health and care plan is above average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils, that is those pupils who receive support through the pupil premium funding, is above the national average.

A higher than average number of pupils belong to minority ethnic groups. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is higher than average. The school provides a breakfast club in partnership with Huddersfield Town Football Club.

The school became a 'Forest School' in January 2015 and a 'Thrive School' in September 2015. The school met the government's current floor standards in 2015. The school employs three school improvement partners via the Enhance Academy Trust.

The school has received support in the form of external monitoring, moderation and evaluation from a local national leader of education. The school's literacy specialist leader of education and SENCo provide support to other schools within the academy trust and Kirklees Local Authority. Work to replace the roof of the school building is currently in progress.

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