Flixton Primary School

Name Flixton Primary School
Website http://www.flixtonprimaryschool.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 14 October 2014
Address Delamere Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 5QL
Phone Number 01617485141
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 460 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.3
Local Authority Trafford
Percentage Free School Meals 3.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.1%
Persisitent Absence 5.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Flixton Junior is an average-sized primary school. Since the previous inspection, the school worked with Tyntesfield Primary School, Trafford, through which it received support. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is broadly average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is slightly below that usually found. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils, eligible for support through the pupil premium is well below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are in the care of the local authority. Virtually all pupils are of White British heritage and speak English as their first language. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Teachers and learning assistants constantly strive to do their best and, as a result, teaching is consistently typically good with examples of outstanding practice. Standards in reading, writing and mathematics have improved since the previous inspection. Pupils start school with above average standards. They make good progress in reading and writing and outstanding progress in mathematics. At the end of Year 6, standards in reading and writing are well above average and standards in mathematics are high. Pupils who receive extra support through additional government funding make good progress. They attain standards similar to and sometimes better than their school peers and other pupils nationally. Pupils’ behaviour is good. They are keen to learn, well mannered and polite. They feel safe and happy in school. Attendance is above average. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. It makes an important contribution to their good behaviour and their positive attitudes. It prepares them well for life in modern Britain. Leaders and managers provide a strong driving force for the school. They make sure that pupils’ achievement and teaching are good and are continuing to improve rapidly. Planning for improvement is based on a very clear picture of the remaining priorities. Teamwork is a strength across the school. Staff are united in their resolve to ensure pupils achieve those standards of which they are capable. The governing body is highly skilled and effective at holding the school to account. Governors have an excellent understanding of the school, its strengths and how it can become even better. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The outstanding teaching in the school is not shared widely enough to improve teaching. Subject leaders are not given enough opportunities to visit lessons so that they can play an even bigger part in driving improvement. A minority of parents are unhappy with aspects of the school’s work. This is because the school’s strategies used to inform parents of its work are not effective.