|Name||Halebank CofE Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||Heathview Road, Halebank, Widnes, WA8 8UZ|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||97 (42.3% boys 57.7% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.4|
|Percentage Free School Meals||47.4%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.2%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||15.6%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (28 November 2013)
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Information about this school
This school is smaller than most primary schools. Most pupils are of White British background. A small number of pupils are from mixed heritages. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding is nearly double that of schools nationally. The pupil premium is additional funding to support pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after by the local authority. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The numbers of pupils in each year group vary across the school. Pupils are taught in mixed-age groups throughout the school. The Reception class is taught separately. There is a breakfast club at the school from 8.30am to 8.50am daily. Halebank Pre-School shares the same site as the school. It is run by an independent provider and has its own inspection report.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Children enter the Reception class with skills that are lower than those typical for age. Pupils make good progress as they move through the school and attain standards that are average by the end of Year 6. Teaching is good. Teachers are very enthusiastic about their teaching and so pupils are very involved and motivated to learn. Teachers use good questioning skills to develop understanding and adapt their lessons to meet the needs of pupils well. Support staff work effectively with pupils and as a result, all groups of pupils achieve well. Behaviour is good and pupils feel safe. Pupils enjoy working together. They have positive attitudes to their learning and know that it is important to try their best. Attendance is average and there have been no exclusions. The headteacher is reflective and provides good leadership for the school. The school’s view of its performance is honest. Both the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement are improving because these areas are carefully checked by senior leaders and governors. The school has good capacity to move improve. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is good and not outstanding. Most-able pupils are not consistently challenged so that they attain the higher levels. Teachers’ good quality, careful marking of pupils’ writing is not yet consistent in other subjects. Teachers with responsibility for leading and managing curriculum subjects are not all sufficiently rigorous in carrying out their roles in order to help pupils to achieve even more.