Haslingden Broadway Primary School

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Haslingden Broadway Primary School

Name Haslingden Broadway Primary School
Website http://www.broadway.lancsngfl.ac.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 11 December 2014
Address Broadway, Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 4EH
Phone Number 01706229832
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 209 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.6
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 11%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.4%
Persisitent Absence 3.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average sized primary school and each class contains a single age group. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds and speak English as their first language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is below the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is below the national average overall. However, in the 2014 Year 6 class the proportion was in line with other schools nationally. Children receive full-time education in the early years which is made up of one Reception class. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectation for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics at the end of Year 6. The headteacher is an associate adviser for the local authority supporting other schools in their development. He also takes an active role within the local cluster of headteachers and is responsible for organising training opportunities for schools across the cluster network. ‘The Learning Tree’ provides private before- and after-school provision for the pupils on the school site.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Outstanding leadership has moved this school forward significantly since its last inspection, so that teaching and achievement have improved. As a result, the attainment of all groups of pupils has risen and is now well above average. Pupils make rapid and sustained progress from their starting points. Rich, varied and imaginative experiences in the Reception class enable the youngest children to develop an early love of learning and so they make a very good start to their education. The relentless determination of the staff team to meet the needs of every pupil ensures that rapid progress throughout the school is maintained and all are prepared well for their move to secondary school. The quality of teaching is outstanding overall and never less than good. Pupils are eager to improve their knowledge and skills and speak enthusiastically about the enjoyable activities which help them to succeed Pupils feel very safe at school and standards of behaviour in all lessons, in the dining hall and on the playground are exemplary. Attendance is high and pupils respond well to teachers’ high expectations. The headteacher is very well supported by the leadership team and by all class teachers who are responsible for leading subjects. Highly effective systems are consistently used to check on the progress of individuals and groups of pupils in all subjects. Staff use assessment information very effectively to provide additional support for pupils at risk of falling behind in their learning. Leaders are in the process of further refining their assessment systems in line with the changes to assess without using the previous National Curriculum levels. Governors support school leaders exceptionally well. They are a regular presence in the school and consequently they have a thorough understanding of its strengths. They ask informed questions and challenge the school so that it continues to improve. Parents speak highly of the school and agree that it is well led and managed. All those who responded to the Parent View questionnaire would rightly recommend the school to others. The curriculum is imaginative and meets the needs of all pupils. A strong emphasis is placed on pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and it is evident that all staff, leaders and governors are driven by a deep commitment underpinned by the school’s motto: ‘Our school is four walls containing the future.’