|Name||Friezland Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||25 April 2019|
|Address||Church Road, Greenfield, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL3 7LN|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||108 (52% boys 48% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.0|
|Percentage Free School Meals||3.7%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||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.