Horwich Parish CofE Primary School

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About Horwich Parish CofE Primary School

Name Horwich Parish CofE Primary School
Website http://www.horwichparish.net
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Debbie Mills
Address Church Street, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6AA
Phone Number 01204333147
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 324
Local Authority Bolton
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The school has improved since its previous inspection. The restructured leadership team is driving the improvement with determination and vigour. Levels of accountability have been raised in all aspects of the school's work.

Staff have responded to them well. They understand that by doing so, pupils make better progress. Disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are well supported to help them catch up with their peers.

The most able pupils, including the few disadvantaged most able pupils, also receive additional support to help them achieve well. The quality of teaching has improved. It is now... good.

Leaders ensure that teachers receive good-quality training, that they learn from each other and that they put into practice what they learn. Governors know the school well. They are helping it to move forward by providing good levels of support while challenging it robustly to improve further.

They have made good use of an external review to improve their own performance. Pupils behave well and they are enthusiastic learners. They want to succeed.

They respect each other and have a good understanding of British values. Pupils know how to stay safe in different situations. They feel very safe and secure in school because they know that members of staff care for them and will keep them safe.

Children settle quickly into the early years. Staff ensure that they are well cared for and their learning needs are met. They make good progress in their Reception Year.

Attainment in reading is lower than in writing or mathematics. Pupils' ability to glean information rapidly from different texts is underdeveloped. Guided reading sessions do not provide them with enough help in this area.

In the Reception class, the outdoor area is not used well for learning.

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage.

The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium is below average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Children attend Reception full time. There was a considerable amount of disruption for pupils in Years 1 and 2 last year due to an extension to the building.

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