Holcombe Brook Primary School

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About Holcombe Brook Primary School

Name Holcombe Brook Primary School
Website http://www.holcombebrookprimary.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr David Westerby
Address Longsight Road, Holcombe Brook, Bury, BL0 9TA
Phone Number 01204882304
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 269
Local Authority Bury
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and senior leaders understand the school's strengths and areas for development. They have improved the quality of teaching and pupils' achievement.

Teachers encourage and expect pupils to have positive attitudes to learning. Pupils behave well and feel safe in school. They know how to deal with any risks that they may face.

Overall progress for current pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and the most able, is good and improving in English and mathematics. Children make good progress in the early years. They enjoy their time in Reception and are happy a...nd safe.

The school's curriculum is broad and balanced, with a range of extra activities that enhance pupils' experiences. Parents are very positive about the school and appreciate the sports and other clubs it provides. They describe it as an inclusive place, with one parent saying it 'feels like home'.

Governors have an accurate view of standards in school and have become stronger at challenging school leaders. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always plan lessons that build on what pupils already know and match their abilities. This leads to a lack of challenge on occasions.

The feedback that teachers give to pupils about their work does not always help them to know how to improve and make even better progress. Not all pupils take care to present their work as neatly as possible. The most able pupils are not consistently given work that challenges them enough in subjects other than English and mathematics.

Leaders of subjects other than English and mathematics are still getting to grips with finding out how well their subjects are taught and checking on pupils' progress more efficiently.

Information about this school

Holcombe Brook Primary School is slightly smaller than average in size. The percentage of pupils from minority ethnic groups and with English not believed to be their first language is well below the national average.

The proportion of pupils who receive support in school for their special educational needs and/or disabilities is below the national average. The percentage of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is slightly above the national average. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding is just over half the national average.

The pupil premium is extra money from the government to support pupils identified as being from disadvantaged backgrounds. The school currently meets the government's floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils' progress and attainment by the end of key stage 2. The school's website is compliant with statutory requirements.

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