Gorsewood Primary School

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About Gorsewood Primary School

Name Gorsewood Primary School
Website http://www.gorsewood.halton.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Miss Emma Jackson
Address Gorsewood Road, Murdishaw, Runcorn, WA7 6ES
Phone Number 01928712100
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 180
Local Authority Halton
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Pupils achieve well.

They make at least good progress across the school. By the end of Year 6, standards in English and mathematics reach and sometimes exceed the national average. All groups of pupils achieve well because : teaching is good and, at times, it is outstanding.

Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage get off to a good start in their learning. Pupils and parents agree that the school is welcoming and caring. Pupils' behaviour is good and they have positive attitudes to learning.

Attendance is consistently above average. The curriculum is well planned. The school provides a good range of activities, clubs and vis...its.

These offer pupils exciting experiences outside the classroom and support pupils' learning. The highly effective headteacher, governors and other senior leaders work well together for the benefit of all the pupils. Their view of how well the school is doing is accurate and they have a good grasp of how to further improve teaching and pupils' achievement.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not yet make excellent progress because the quality of teaching is not outstanding. In some lessons, not enough is expected of pupils and so they do not do as well as they could. Marking is not always used well enough to help pupils to improve their work.

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school Almost all pupils are White British. No pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to be supported by the pupil premium funding is well-above average.

The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average.

In 2013, the school met the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupil's attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. There have been significant changes in staffing since the last inspection and a new leadership team was established in January 2014. The school offers breakfast and after-school clubs every day.

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