Hale Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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Hale Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Name Hale Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Website http://www.hale.halton.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Hesketh Road, Hale Village, Liverpool, L24 4AN
Phone Number 01514253023
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 184 (45.7% boys 54.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.5
Local Authority Halton
Percentage Free School Meals 12.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 12.3%
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.