Copley Primary School

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About Copley Primary School

Name Copley Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Sarah Hemingway
Address Wakefield Road, Copley, Halifax, HX3 0TP
Phone Number 01422354209
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 288
Local Authority Calderdale
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. As soon as they the start in the school, children are taught exceptionally well by a highly effective staff team.

By the end of the Key Stage 1 and 2, the levels reached in mathematics, reading and writing are well above those expected and have been for a number of years. Teaching is outstanding because it ensures that pupils are given work that is highly challenging and adults expect them to produce work to the highest standards. As a result all groups of pupils achieve very well.

The teaching of reading, writing and mathematics has improved since the last inspection and clearly demonstrates that this is an improving school. Tea...chers provide pupils with inspirational activities in lessons though there are not always enough outdoor activities for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Pupils' behaviour and attitudes to learning are exemplary both in and out of the classroom and outside school.

They flourish when given tasks that require them to work together. They feel safe and secure. Levels of attendance at the school are high and have been consistently so over a sustained period of time.

The curriculum provides for pupils' different needs exceptionally well. There are a considerable number of planned activities that ensure pupils can learn new skills and increase in self-confidence, which prepares them well for the next stages of their learning. The newly formed federation established by the school leaders clearly demonstrates their exceptional leadership skills, especially those of the headteacher.

The governing body has a thorough and detailed understanding of the school's performance and is very effective in holding the headteacher to account. As a result of their significant strengths, leaders and governors are ensuring that the high standards in the school are consistently maintained. They fully utilise their financial resources to great effect.

For example, the sports premium is being used to increase pupils' and teachers' skills.

Information about this school

The school is an average-sized primary school. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage.

The proportion of pupils supported through school action is much lower than other primary schools. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is similar. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium funding is much lower than the average.

(The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children that are looked after by the local authority.) The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectation for pupils' attainment and progress. A pre-school and before- and after-school activity is provided in an on-site building by 'Sticky Fingers' which is subject to a separate Ofsted inspection.

In September 2013 the school formed a federation with New Road Primary school. The headteacher is the executive headteacher for both schools and there is a shared governing body. A very small proportion of pupils attend alternative provision placements at the Local Authority Primary Pupil Referral Unit.

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