Egerton Primary School

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About Egerton Primary School

Name Egerton Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Head Teacher Miss Samantha Mitchell
Address Cox Green Road, Egerton, Bolton, BL7 9RE
Phone Number 01204333530
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 214
Local Authority Bolton
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this school?

Pupils enjoy coming to Egerton Primary School.

They behave well, listen carefully in lessons and work hard. They play well together at breaktimes and chat happily to each other at lunchtimes.

Pupils are proud of their learning.

Their work in different curriculum subjects is celebrated in the many displays around school, such as their history work on the Normans. They take great pride in their work and achieve well. This is because staff have high expectations of them.

Pupils speak politely to each other and to adults. They said that bullying does not happen often, and that staff resolve any issues that arise. The records held by leaders confirm that ...any bullying incidents are dealt with quickly by staff.

Pupils understand the rewards and sanctions associated with different types of behaviour. They behave well. They said that adults in the school treat them fairly.

This helps pupils to feel safe in school.

Leaders provide a range of opportunities to meet pupils' interests. For example, pupils value the many sports clubs on offer.

They enjoy taking on positions of responsibility, such as school councillors and prefects. This builds their sense of teamwork.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

Leaders have developed a broad and ambitious curriculum.

This means that pupils learn the full range of national curriculum subjects. This prepares them for the next stage of their education. Teachers deliver the curriculum with confidence.

They feel well supported by subject leaders.

Pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), typically achieve well. Staff have carefully considered the knowledge that they want pupils to learn and by when.

For example, in mathematics, teachers have strong subject knowledge and plan work that helps pupils build their understanding of key mathematical ideas over time. Assessment information is used well to identify when pupils are falling behind. However, some subjects, other than English and mathematics, from the Reception Year to Year 6, are not as effectively planned.

This hinders some pupils from building on what they already know and can do.

Staff involved in the teaching of early reading are well trained. This contributes to a consistent approach to the teaching of phonics.

Children in the early years make a strong start in reading. Staff ensure that pupils read books that are matched to the sounds that they have learned. This helps pupils to build their reading confidence and fluency.

In every classroom, there are well-resourced reading areas where pupils enjoy reading books. Older pupils value these class libraries. Those pupils who spoke with the inspectors said that their vocabulary has improved as a result of reading.

They also confidently discussed the range of books that they have read, including those related to history and science.

Children quickly settle into the Reception Year. They make friends and enjoy their learning.

The environment, both inside and outside, is well resourced and organised. Children are well cared for and feel safe. Teachers make sure that they develop children's early mathematics, language and communication skills.

This ensures that children are prepared well for Year 1.

Leaders and teachers are skilled at identifying the needs of pupils with SEND. They use the information that they gather about these pupils well to ensure that they can access the curriculum.

However, like other pupils in the school, pupils with SEND sometimes struggle to remember some of their previous learning. Pupils with SEND are fully included in the life of the school.

Staff enjoy working at the school.

They value the recent changes to assessment procedures. They said that leaders are considerate of their workload and well-being.

Pupils' learning is enriched by a range of well-thought-out workshops and visitors to school.

For example, pupils were able to build on their knowledge of Stone Age Britain during a history workshop. Pupils are able to discuss what democracy means to them. They demonstrate a secure understanding of other cultures and religions.

Pupils have positive attitudes towards their learning. They are able to complete work without disruption because pupils behave well in lessons and around school.

In recent years, there has been a period of significant disruption in governance.

Leaders have continued to maintain their high aspirations for pupils. The local authority has supported the school well. A new governing body is now in place.

High-quality training is enabling new governors to carry out their roles effectively. They have an accurate view of the school and provide suitable challenge and support for leaders.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

Staff have a good awareness of the signs and symptoms of abuse or neglect. They know what to do if they have any concerns about pupils' safety.

Leaders take suitable, swift actions to keep pupils safe.

They work effectively with a range of external agencies to support pupils and their families. Pupils learn how to keep themselves safe when working online or in regard to personal safety.

What does the school need to do to improve?

(Information for the school and appropriate authority)

• The curriculum is not well ordered in some subjects other than English and mathematics.

This means that pupils' learning does not build on what they already know and can do in these subjects. Subject leaders should ensure that the curriculum is sequenced effectively from early years to Year 6 in all subjects. This will enable pupils to apply their previous learning when they meet new ideas and concepts.

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