|Name||Fulwood, St Peter’s Church of England Primary School and Nursery|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||16 October 2012|
|Address||Meadowfield, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9RE|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||242 (47% boys 53% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||19.9|
|Percentage Free School Meals||7.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||10.3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||10.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
St Peter’s is a smaller than average primary school. The cohort of pupils known to be eligible for additional government funding is much lower than that found nationally. Most pupils are of White British heritage but the proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is higher than the national average. Those pupils for whom English is an additional language is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils whose learning needs are supported by ‘school action’ is well below the national average and those supported by ‘school action plus’ or who have a statement of special educational needs is in line with the national average. Pupils are taught in mixed-ability classes, other than for mathematics when they are taught by level of ability. There are breakfast, after-school, holiday clubs and a nursery based at St Peter’s that are not managed by the governing body. The school holds a number of awards, the most recent being Fair Trade School, Green Flag assessment, Eco Silver Award and Let’s Get Cooking Accreditation. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. St Peter’s inspires pupils to thrive in both their personal and academic development. Inspired by the adults around them, pupils are highly motivated and achieve high levels of attainment. All groups of pupils are treated as individuals and have outstanding achievement. Outstanding teaching stimulates and supports pupils. This is owing to the skills, dedication and commitment of teachers, other adults and volunteers who work extremely well together to plan lessons which enthuse pupils. Adults continually measure pupils’ understanding of their work and use this to plan lessons which meet the needs of every individual. Pupils show a great deal of respect towards each other and to all the staff and visitors to the school. From an early age, pupils enjoy coming to school and this is reflected in above average attendance. They are polite, courteous and eager to learn. Staff and pupils alike take pride in their work. Occasionally the presentation of pupils’ work across all subjects is not to the highest standard of which they are capable. The behaviour of pupils in lessons and around the school is mostly exemplary. Pupils play a part in developing their school community through the school council and eco groups. Throughout the school there is a supportive and caring atmosphere. Pupils of all ages work hard and play well together. Older pupils are excellent role models for the younger children and the prefect system allows pupils to take on extra responsibilities which they enjoy. All staff, members of the governing body, volunteers and visitors to the school, together create an exceptional school. This contributes to the pupils being extremely well prepared for the next stage in their education which is very much appreciated by them and by their parents and carers. The headteacher, senior staff and the governing body are totally committed to driving school improvement. They check thoroughly on the work of teachers in charge of different subjects and this has led to continuous improvement in pupils’ performance across all subjects.