Great Wood Primary School

Name Great Wood Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 March 2013
Address Beaufort Road, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 6UB
Phone Number 01524416971
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 412 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.2
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 7.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.5%
Persisitent Absence 4.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a larger than average primary school, with 12 classes. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children in local authority care) is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is also below average. The vast majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. School leaders have taken strong action to improve the quality of teaching and achievement since the previous inspection. Teaching in all classes is now consistently good, with some that is outstanding. Pupils achieve well throughout the school. Children get off to a good start in the Reception classes and make good progress. Pupils in Years 1 to 6 are now making good progress, which reflects the overall improvement in the school. School leaders, including governors, have a clear understanding of how well the school is doing and what it needs to do to improve. Behaviour is good. Pupils enjoy coming to school and are keen to do well. They say they feel safe and well cared for, and show respect to one another and to adults in the school. Parents are strongly supportive of the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils’ achievement in mathematics is not as strong as it is in English. While teaching is good, it is not yet outstanding. Teachers do not always ensure that all pupils, particularly higher-ability pupils, are challenged to make more than expected progress. While there are clear plans for improvement, school leaders do not consistently monitor the impact their actions are having on improving pupils’ achievement.