Eaves Primary School

Name Eaves Primary School
Website http://www.eaves.st-helens.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Eaves Lane, Marshalls Cross, St Helens, WA9 3UB
Phone Number 01744678260
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 236 (45.8% boys 54.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.0
Local Authority St. Helens
Percentage Free School Meals 15.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.2%
Persistent Absence 6%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.3%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (17 January 2013)
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Information about this school

This is a smaller than average sized primary school. A well above average proportion of pupils is known to be eligible for pupil premium funding. (Pupil premium is additional government funding given to schools to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, those in local authority care and the children of service families). The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is above twice the national average. The proportion of pupils supported school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The majority of pupils are White British. The governing body manages an after-school club, a breakfast club and there is a pre-school group operating in the afternoons. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher provides exceptional leadership and is well supported by her senior leaders and committed staff. Teaching is now good, with some that is outstanding. Lessons are interesting and teachers inspire pupils to do their best. Progress is good. Attainment in English and mathematics is above average at the end of Year 6. Governors play an active and effective role within the school and are well informed about the school’s many strengths and priorities. Pupils feel safe and their behaviour is outstanding and contributes to the warm ethos of the school. Attendance has improved greatly and is now above the national average. Effective leadership has sharpened systems for checking on the quality of teaching and pupils’ performance. These are now good and have had a positive effect on the school’s improvement. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make good progress because their needs are identified quickly and suitable help is provided. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always share good practice. In some lessons, it is not always clear what pupils are expected to learn. In some lessons, the more able pupils are not set work that is hard enough to ensure that they make as much progress as possible.