Haslington Primary School


Name Haslington Primary School
Website http://www.haslington.cheshire.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 February 2013
Address Crewe Road, Haslington, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 5SL
Phone Number 01270581327
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 258 (44% boys 56% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.1
Local Authority Cheshire East
Percentage Free School Meals 3.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.9%

Information about this school

The school is average in size and the vast majority of pupils are from a White British background. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action is below average, as is the proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectation for attainment and progress in English and mathematics. An independent breakfast, after-school and holiday club on-site, called Time Out, is inspected separately and the report is available on the Ofsted website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. From a starting point where children’s skills are broadly typical for their age, pupils make good progress and attainment is above average by the time they leave Year 6. Lessons are interesting and well planned and so learning is good. All teachers mark pupils’ work carefully and give them clear suggestions to help them to improve. Pupils are polite, friendly and well behaved. They are proud of their school and accept responsibilities readily. They appreciate being asked their views in questionnaires and say they feel safe when they are in school. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted effectively and this prepares them well for the future. The rigorous monitoring and evaluation of the school’s performance has been used effectively to identify training needs and improve the quality of teaching and raise attainment. This is an improving school. The school’s accurate evaluation of its own performance, the record of improvement since the last inspection, particularly in mathematics, and the effective working relationship between governors and senior leaders indicate the school has the capacity to improve further. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding to accelerate progress even further. The progress of some lower-attaining pupils is not as good in mathematics as it is in English. Inaccuracies in spelling reduce the quality of writing.