Green End Primary School


Name Green End Primary School
Website http://www.greenend.manchester.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Address Burnage Lane, Burnage, Manchester, M19 1DR
Phone Number 01614327036
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 484 (50.8% boys 49.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.7
Academy Sponsor Kingsway Community Trust
Local Authority Manchester
Percentage Free School Meals 36%
Percentage English is Not First Language 58.7%
Persistent Absence 4.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.1%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. In this outstanding and harmonious school, absolutely nothing is left to chance. The executive headteacher and the head of school are well organised and highly effective in their roles.

Together with a highly skilled, and fully involved governing body, senior leaders constantly drive school improvements forward ensuring that teaching and pupils' learning are outstanding overall. Leaders responsible for English and mathematics, and the middle leadership team, are highly efficient, and make an outstanding contribution to improving the quality of teaching and learning. Pupils benefit from an outstanding and exciting curriculum, which develop...s their reading, writing and mathematics skills exceptionally well.

Pupils' behaviour is outstanding, and their attendance is above average. Pupils are very respectful, and say that they love their educational visits, clubs, and sporting activities. The school's work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding.

The quality of teaching, including in the early years, is outstanding. Teachers and teaching assistants know pupils exceptionally well, and provide activities which stimulate their interests. The work of staff to develop pupils' spiritual moral, social and cultural understanding is exemplary.

This helps pupils to become model 'Global Citizens'. All pupils made at least good, and often outstanding progress, in reading, writing and mathematics by the time they left school at the end of Year 6 in 2014, and continue to do so this year. Pupils attain well in all subjects and are currently attaining above average standards.

Standards attained by pupils in Key Stage 1 are continually improving. Pupils made exceptionally good progress in 2014, and continue to do so this year. Occasionally, a few pupils, especially the most able, do not always achieve to the absolute best of their ability in every class.

Support for pupils with English as an additional language is exemplary. This ensures that they settle into school quickly and make outstanding progress. An above average proportion of pupils were secure in their phonic skills and knowledge (linking letters and sounds) at the end of Year 1 in 2014.

The work of support staff is exemplary. They help to create and maintain the school's cohesive learning community. Parents are highly complementary about all aspects of the school, and are of the view that their children are happy, safe, and achieving well.

All aspects of the early years provision are outstanding. Teachers and teaching assistants have exceptionally high expectations of what children are capable of achieving.

Information about this school

Green End Primary School converted to an academy on 1st September 2013.

When its predecessor school, Green End Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be good overall. Green End Primary School is part of The Kingsway Community Trust, which comprises three primary schools. An executive headteacher presides over the three schools, each having a head of school.

One governing body presides over the three schools. This is an above average sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils, those supported by pupil premium funding, is well above average. The pupil premium is additional government funding to support those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority. Three-quarters of all pupils are from minority ethnic groups.

More than half speak English as an additional language. Children in the early years provision attend the Nursery class, and Reception classes on a full-time basis. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

A breakfast club is available for pupils. This is managed by the governing body. Since the school became an academy, there have been a number of appointments, including, an assistant headteacher, seven teachers, six teaching assistants, six lunchtime organisers, an information and communication technology manager, and a personal assistant to the executive headteacher.