Gisburn Primary School

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About Gisburn Primary School

Name Gisburn Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Lisa McCloskey
Address Burnley Road, Gisburn, Clitheroe, BB7 4ET
Phone Number 01200445406
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 144
Local Authority Lancashire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The recently appointed headteacher has quickly earned the trust and support of pupils, staff, parents and carers. She has made enhancements to the school's exciting curriculum and has enabled the quality of teaching to improve from good to outstanding. Pupils achieve exceptionally well because : teachers challenge them across the curriculum.

Pupils apply their English and mathematical skills exceptionally well across different subjects. The overwhelming majority of pupils are supportive of this school. The quality of teaching is outstanding.

Teachers plan highly effective lessons that motivate and inspire pupils. They use precise ...questioning to promote excellent learning. Teachers, along with dedicated, highly skilled teaching assistants, meet the needs of pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), exceptionally well.

The attainment of pupils at the end of key stage 1 has been well above the national average in English, mathematics and science for several years. The progress pupils make by the end of Year 6 in reading, writing and mathematics is above the national average. The school's curriculum is exciting and interesting; it is enriched with many trips and visitors.

Pupils develop their subject knowledge and skills in depth. The quality of work in pupils' books is outstanding. Pupils take exceptional pride in their work; their attitude to their learning is outstanding.

Pupils' behaviour is outstanding. They are polite and well mannered. Relationships between staff and adults are excellent.

Pupils are very proud of their school. Well- established learning routines enable them to work with high levels of resilience. Pupils have a wealth of knowledge about equality and diversity.

They are prepared well for life in modern Britain. The quality of teaching in the early years is outstanding. Children have access to a well- organised and creative learning environment that ignites their innate curiosity.

However, leaders' plans to develop the early years even further lack precision in the evaluation of the impact of their actions. Governors provide school leaders with vigorous challenge about different aspects of the school's work.

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average primary school.

There are no disadvantaged pupils in the school. The proportion of pupils with SEND is lower than average. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage.

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