|Name||Great Wood Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||12 March 2013|
|Address||Beaufort Road, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 6UB|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||412 (52% boys 48% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||24.2|
|Percentage Free School Meals||7.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1.5%|
|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.