Friezland Primary School

Name Friezland Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 25 April 2019
Address Church Road, Greenfield, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL3 7LN
Phone Number 01457872601
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 108 (57% boys 43% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.0
Local Authority Oldham
Percentage Free School Meals 6.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Friezland Primary is a smaller-than-average primary school and has three mixed-age classes. The early years provides for children of Reception age. The acting headteacher and acting assistant headteacher at the last inspection were appointed to permanent posts of headteacher and assistant headteacher respectively in April 2017. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is much lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who receive support in school for SEND is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is broadly average. The school is an associate member of Dovestone Learning Partnership but is still maintained by the local authority. There is a before- and after-school club run and managed by the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher has worked with determination to secure improvements in the quality of education at the school. She is well supported by the assistant headteacher, governors and staff. Friezland Primary School is a happy school. Pupils feel safe and are well cared for. Relationships between staff and pupils are strong. The quality of teaching and learning is now good. Teachers use their good subject knowledge and questioning well to develop pupils’ understanding. However, some of the most able pupils are not challenged sufficiently. Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from their individual starting points. However, some pupils do not write well at length in English or other subject areas. Leaders ensure that pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are provided with tailored support. Consequently, these pupils make strong progress in their learning. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong. Consequently, they are well prepared for life in modern Britain. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school. They appreciate the care and support that their children receive. Governance is a strength. Governors provide a good level of challenge and support to leaders. Pupils enjoy coming to the school. Pupils’ attendance has been above the national average for the past three years. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are confident, respectful and polite towards others. Bullying is rare. Children get off to a strong start to learning in the early years provision. As a result, they are well prepared for Year 1. However, further improvements are needed to make sure the outdoor learning environment supports children’s learning more effectively. Subject leaders are taking on more responsibilities across the school. They are in the process of developing their skills in improving their subject areas. The curriculum is well planned. There is a wide array of extra-curricular activities at the school, such as sport, music and dance. Pupils relish participating in sports, educational trips and residential visits.