|Name||Florence Melly Community Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||27 June 2019|
|Address||Bushey Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L4 9UA|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||455 (51% boys 49% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.4|
|Percentage Free School Meals||40.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||8.6%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||23.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is much higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is below average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average. There are two Reception classes. Children attend full time. There is one Nursery class. Children attend part time. The school operates a breakfast club.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school School leaders are committed to making Florence Melly the best school it can possibly be. Relationships between staff and pupils are exemplary. A culture of high expectations has led to significant improvements across the school since the previous inspection. High-quality leadership, at all levels, has resulted in the development of an exciting curriculum that inspires pupils to learn. Highly effective teaching helps pupils to make substantial progress and build their knowledge, skills and understanding in a wide range of subjects, including English and mathematics. Staff and governors share the headteacher’s drive and ambition for all pupils to achieve their very best. The development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is a significant strength. It helps pupils to develop into sensitive young people who are a credit to their school. From generally low starting points on entry to early years, pupils make outstanding progress by the end of Year 6. Improvements in outcomes at the end of key stages 1 and 2 are reflected in the high-quality work seen in current pupils’ books. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the care and support provided by the school’s dedicated staff. They also value the excellent range of extra-curricular activities available. Provision in early years is good and improving. Children settle quickly into an environment that nurtures, excites and stimulates them as learners. However, sometimes staff do not provide enough challenge for the most able children. The school is highly inclusive. Leaders’ core values are evident in day-to-day life. Staff successfully promote tolerance and respect for others by celebrating the diversity that exists within and beyond the local community. Pupils’ time at the school is enriched by many memorable experiences. There are regular educational visits and pupils participate in a wide range of sporting activities. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding, and they are kept safe in school. Pupils are friendly, kind and respectful towards each other and the adults who teach them. Pupils develop excellent attitudes to learning and take great pride in their work.