Church Walk CofE Primary School


Name Church Walk CofE Primary School
Website http://www.churchwalk.cumbria.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 January 2017
Address Church Walk, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7EN
Phone Number 01229587258
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 96 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.5
Local Authority Cumbria
Percentage Free School Meals 7.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information about pupil premium spending, PE and sports funding or information about governors on its website. Since the previous inspection, the school has increased its age range and now admits pupils in key stage 2. This is the first year in which there have been pupils in all year groups from Reception Year to Year 6. As a result, there is no published data for key stage 2. This is a smaller-than-average sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is lower than the national average. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is above average. The school is a level 1 UNICEF Rights Respecting School and holds a Young Leaders Award.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, teachers and governors have worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition from an infant school to a primary school. They have a shared ambition for pupils and staff to excel. The curriculum is broad and well planned. In a wide range of subjects pupils make good progress as a result of appropriate challenges matched to their age and ability. Consistently good teaching enables all pupils to achieve well. Clear explanations and well-structured lessons are the norm. Teachers and teaching assistants work extremely well as a team to cater fully for pupils’ needs. Disadvantaged pupils, including the most able, make good progress due to the effective use of the pupil premium funding. Governors have the pupils’ interests at the heart of all they do. Governors are ambitious for the school and are committed to continued improvement. However, they are overly reliant on information presented to them by the headteacher and do not challenge this sufficiently. The early years provision is good and children make good progress from often low starting points. Safeguarding arrangements are effective. Staff are vigilant and pupils feel and are safe. The schools’ work to promote personal development and welfare is outstanding. The school is a welcoming and harmonious place. Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around school is outstanding. They enjoy coming to school and are eager to do well. They are kind to each other and show great respect towards each other and adults. Governors have not ensured that all of their statutory responsibilities are met, particularly with regards to information published on the website. Pupils, particularly the most able, have not acquired sufficient reasoning skills to confidently solve problems in mathematics. Pupils have limited opportunities to practise and develop their writing skills through extended pieces of writing.