|Name||Freckleton Strike Lane Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Requires improvement|
|Inspection Date||27 November 2018|
|Address||Strike Lane, Freckleton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 1HR|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||182 (46% boys 54% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||24.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||13.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||3.6%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||14.4%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils with SEND is in line with the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is in line with the national average. The headteacher was appointed in September 2018. The local authority is providing support to improve teaching, learning and assessment.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a school that requires improvement The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is inconsistent, but improving. Some teachers do not plan effectively to meet the needs of pupils. Pupils in key stage 2 do not make the progress they should in reading. Leaders have taken steps to improve mathematics teaching and learning. These improvements are beginning to have an impact, and pupils’ progress is improving. Leaders’ systems for checking pupils’ progress in mathematics and English are new and still developing. Some disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) do not make the progress that they should. The new leadership team have introduced systems to analyse the impact of spending for disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND. These are at an early stage of development. In the Reception class, teachers do not plan activities which precisely match children’s needs and interests. Children do not have frequent opportunities to practise and develop their skills, including outdoors. The school has the following strengths The newly established senior leadership team have been swift to take action to improve teaching and learning. Leaders have raised morale across the school. Enthusiastic staff are committed to improving outcomes for pupils. Pupils make good progress in key stage 1. Leaders have planned a broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils enjoy a wide range of interesting trips and activities. Pupils achieve well in their writing. Leaders ensure that all pupils are safe in school. Pupils’ welfare and well-being takes a high priority. Pupils are polite and welcoming. They are proud of their school and behave well. Pupils enjoy coming to school and attend very regularly. Pupils’ attendance is above the national average.