|Name||Freckleton Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||10 October 2012|
|Address||School Lane, Freckleton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 1PJ|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||196 (47% boys 53% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.2|
|Percentage Free School Meals||12.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||5.1%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Freckleton Church of England Primary School is smaller than the average size primary school. The majority of pupils are from White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below the national average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also below the national average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below average. In this school these pupils are those known to be eligible for free school meals. There are breakfast- and after-school clubs which are not managed by the governing body. These are subject to separate inspections and reports of their quality are available on the Ofsted website. The school meets the government floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school holds the Eco-School Bronze Award, The Basic Skills Agency Quality Mark and the Certificate of Excellence for catering standards.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school because : Pupils achieve well, making good progress from their individual starting points. Achievement is well above the national average by the time pupils leave school at the end of Year 6. There are clear procedures for the monitoring and development of teachers. These have contributed to improving teaching to be good, resulting in higher standards in English and mathematics. Pupils enjoy school and this is reflected in their above average attendance. Pupils are very respectful of each other and their teachers. The school library is well-stocked with a wide range of reading material for pupils, supporting their love of reading. Pupils’ behaviour is good making a strong contribution to their learning and to the school’s positive ethos. Sharply focused and able leadership from the headteacher has ensured that the school has improved much since the previous inspection. Leaders, including the governing body, know the school’s strengths and weaknesses. As a result they know what they have to do to improve further. Members of the governing body have a very good partnership with the headteacher and staff. They use this knowledge well to challenge and monitor the school’s performance robustly. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not have enough opportunities to develop their independent learning skills through solving real-life problems. Teachers do not always challenge pupils aiming for the higher levels. There are not sufficient opportunities for pupils to use a wide range of information and communication technology (ICT) across the curriculum regularly.