Eastcroft Park School

Name Eastcroft Park School
Website http://www.eastcroftpark.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Hollinghurst Road, Tower Hill, Liverpool, L33 1EB
Phone Number 01514778210
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 219 (49.8% boys 50.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.7
Local Authority Knowsley
Percentage Free School Meals 56.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 19.5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (27 February 2012)
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Information about the school

The school is slightly smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is high. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, including those with a statement of special educational needs, is above average. The school meets the current floor standard. The school runs daily breakfast and after-school clubs. It has several awards, including Healthy School status, the International Schools Intermediate award, the Eco-school Silver award, the Activemark, Artsmark Silver and Fair Trade status. The school is part of the Kirkby Collaborative of schools, promoting school self-improvement. Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

Key Findings

Eastcroft Park is a good school. Pupils thrive during their time at the school and become enthusiastic learners. They are well prepared for the next stage in their education and become well-informed youngsters. The school has made good progress since the previous inspection. The overall effectiveness of the school is not outstanding because the quality of teaching is good rather then outstanding. As a result of some variation in practice pupils’ learning is not always at its best. Pupils achieve well in English and mathematics. Attainment in Year 6 has risen since the previous inspection and continues to rise. Pupils who are disabled and those with special educational needs often make outstanding progress. Teaching is good overall and there are several elements that are outstanding, for example the quality of teachers’ planning and the marking of pupils’ work. The richness of the curriculum motivates pupils very well. For example, in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, learning through play means children fully enjoy lessons. Pupils’ behaviour is good. They have a good understanding of how to stay safe and they report that bullying is rare. It if happens, adults deal with it effectively. Parents and carers agree that the school is a safe and secure place. Staff effectively promote the well-being of pupils, particularly those whose circumstances make them potentially more vulnerable, exceptionally well. The school is well led and managed. The headteacher provides outstanding leadership and has been highly effective in promoting high expectations and driving up the quality of teaching. The curriculum provides outstanding experiences for pupils. A strong leadership team and governing body monitor the performance of the school well and this detailed self-evaluation has led to the rise in standards since the previous inspection.