|Name||Cornholme Junior, Infant and Nursery School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||18 June 2013|
|Address||Greenfield Terrace, Cornholme, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, OL14 8PL|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||204 (50% boys 50% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.9|
|Percentage Free School Meals||27.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.9%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||14.2%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This school is slightly smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (funding to help raise the achievement of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children of service families and children looked after by the local authority) is above average and has risen significantly in recent years. An above-average proportion of pupils are supported by school action. An above-average proportion of pupils are supported by school action plus or have a statement of special educational needs. Most pupils are of White British heritage. Pupil mobility has increased significantly in the last three years and a growing number of pupils are starting school other than at the normal times. There have been significant staff changes and long-term absences since the previous inspection. The school operates a breakfast club and after-school club during term time. The school has gained the Eco School award, the Healthy School award, the Artsmark and Activemark. The school meets current floor standards, which are the minimum government expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress at the end of Year 6.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Achievement is good. Since the last inspection senior leaders have managed significant changes to staffing and the pupil population of the school to ensure that pupils continue to achieve well. Children make good progress across the school from their starting points and leave Year 6 with standards that are broadly average and rising. As a result of improvements made by leaders and managers, the quality of teaching is good and this leads to good achievement. The school continues to improve. Behaviour is good. Pupils feel safe at school and are well supported by their peers and adults. Their attitudes to learning are good and they are very caring towards each other, staff and visitors. Senior leaders and governors have recognised the impact of staff and pupil mobility on achievement in recent years and have put in place effective improvements to ensure that pupils are now making rapid and sustained progress. Governors make regular checks on pupils’ progress and ensure that the school’s development planning is clearly focused on raising achievement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils’ progress in mathematics, although good overall, is not as good as progress in reading and writing because the work set does not always meet the needs of more-able pupils well enough. When setting targets for learning and marking pupils’ books, teachers do not always give consistent guidance on how to improve. The use of pupil data in mathematics is not always sharp enough to enable the school to consistently get the most out of its more-able pupils in this subject.