|Name||Hale Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||Hesketh Road, Hale Village, Liverpool, L24 4AN|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||184 (45.7% boys 54.3% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.5|
|Percentage Free School Meals||12.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||14.9%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (31 January 2013)
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Information about this school
This is a smaller than average sized primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is average. (This is extra funding given to schools by the government to support children of armed forces families, pupils who are looked after by the local authority, and pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals). The proportion of pupils with special educational needs supported in school by school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported by external specialists at school action plus and those with a statement of special educational needs is below average. Almost all the pupils are of White British heritage. 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. Pupils say with great enthusiasm that this is a welcoming and happy school in which to learn. It has strong partnerships with parents and the local community. Children settle happily into school and make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Pupils achieve well. They make good progress in mathematics and outstanding progress in reading and writing. Teaching is good with outstanding practice evident. Lively and exciting lessons provide extremely well for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils are very keen to learn and their behaviour is outstanding. They say that they feel very safe and their parents unanimously agree with this. Clear vision and good leadership by the headteacher and governors mean that the quality of pupils’ learning has improved significantly since the last inspection. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not have enough opportunities to practise and extend their mathematical skills through problem solving lessons. There is not enough time provided for pupils to use and apply their mathematical skills within other subjects of the curriculum. Although plans are in place for governors to work with subject leaders to check that pupils are achieving the best they can in all subjects of the curriculum, this strategy is not yet fully up-and-running.