Hesketh-with-Becconsall All Saints CofE School

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Hesketh-with-Becconsall All Saints CofE School

Name Hesketh-with-Becconsall All Saints CofE School
Website http://www.allsaintshwb.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 20 March 2013
Address Shore Road, Hesketh Bank, Preston, PR4 6RD
Phone Number 01772812630
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 207 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.0
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 12.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.4%
Persisitent Absence 3%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds although a small percentage comes from other backgrounds including other European heritages. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below average. A smaller than average proportion of pupils is supported through school action because they are disabled or have special educational needs. An above average proportion of pupils have a statement of special educational needs or are supported at school action plus. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium is much lower than average. The pupil premium is extra funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, or who are looked after by the local authority or are children of families in the armed services. 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. Achievement is good. Pupils make good progress in all classes, particularly in reading and writing. Teaching is good. Some is outstanding. Classrooms are alive with the sound of happy pupils enjoying their lessons. Pupils’ behaviour is good. Pupils are proud of their school and feel safe and well cared for. The headteacher’s good leadership provides clear direction. He is supported well by the deputy headteacher and other senior leaders. The highly committed governing body provides excellent support and challenge to the school. Methods for checking on the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement are good. Further training for teachers helps them to improve their skills. Since the last inspection, teaching has improved and achievement has risen strongly, particularly at Key Stage 2. Leadership and management have improved and are now good. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet outstanding. In some lessons, teachers’ questioning does not challenge pupils enough to think more deeply or to probe their understanding. Progress in mathematics is not as strong as in English because some pupils are not given enough practice in solving problems. Middle leaders need more experience to develop their skills in leading improvement.