Grimsargh St Michael’s Church of England Primary School

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About Grimsargh St Michael’s Church of England Primary School

Name Grimsargh St Michael’s Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Stuart Booth
Address Preston Road, Grimsargh, Preston, PR2 5SD
Phone Number 01772653600
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 206
Local Authority Lancashire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

Achievement is outstanding in this happy and friendly school. Pupils make brisk progress in all classes. They reach high standards in reading, writing and mathematics.

The most able succeed exceptionally well and acquire knowledge quickly. Pupils who are disabled or who have special educational needs also make strong progress. Teaching is outstanding.

Classrooms buzz with excitement and pupils are eager to learn. Teaching challenges pupils and expects the very best. Consequently, pupils give of their best and acquire extremely positive attitudes to learning.

They show interest in all that they do and make rapid ...progress. Pupils' behaviour in classrooms and around the school is outstanding. They feel entirely safe in school.

Pupils are exceptionally proud of their school and are always willing to take on responsibilities. They work and play together in harmony. Leadership and management are outstanding.

This has a positive impact on the quality of teaching and achievement. Both have improved since the last inspection. The headteacher's excellent leadership and clear vision drive improvement.

Everyone pulls together. The commitment of senior and middle leaders makes a telling contribution. Methods for checking on pupils' progress and the quality of teaching are effective.

Leaders skilfully assess the impact of support for the most able pupils so more of them can reach higher levels. In comparison, methods for checking on the effectiveness of support for pupils who are disabled or have special educational needs are less effective. Governors want all pupils to succeed and provide excellent challenge and support.

Pupils thoroughly enjoy a wide range of sport, music and art and love science. Parents are highly supportive. One summed it up by saying, 'this is a fabulous school'.

Information about this school

Grimsargh St Michael's is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is well below average as is the proportion of pupils whose first language is not English. A below-average proportion of pupils are supported at school action because they are disabled or have special educational needs and a below-average proportion have a statement of special educational needs or are supported at school action plus.

The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium is below average. The pupil premium is funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children that are looked after. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress by the end of Year 6.

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