Huyton With Roby Church of England Primary School

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Huyton With Roby Church of England Primary School


Name Huyton With Roby Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.huytonwithrobyce.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Rupert Road, Huyton, Liverpool, L36 9TF
Phone Number 01514778460
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 434 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Academy Sponsor Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust
Local Authority Knowsley
Percentage Free School Meals 30%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 14%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (22 April 2015)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Information about this school

The school is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The early years provision consists of part-time Nursery and full-time Reception classes. Most pupils are of White British heritage. Very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is broadly similar to the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils, those eligible for support through the pupil premium funding, is above average. This is additional funding the school receives for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority. The school has experienced a number of staffing changes since the last inspection, including changes to the leadership of the early years. This provision is currently managed on an interim basis by the deputy headteacher and the Key Stage 1 leader. 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 governing body provides a breakfast club for pupils who attend the school. The school holds the Arts Mark Award. A privately run out-of-school club operates on the school site. This is subject to separate inspection arrangements. Inspection reports for this provision may be viewed at www.gov.uk/ofsted.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Leadership and governance are now effective. New systems for tracking and measuring pupils’ progress and improvements in teaching have resulted in improved achievement by pupils. This is now a good school. Pupils’ progress across the school in reading, writing and mathematics is good and improving rapidly. A good proportion of pupils are working at the level expected for their age. More pupils than in previous years are working at a higher level, especially in reading and mathematics. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make good and often better progress from their starting points because of good support. A lively curriculum and good teaching in the early years provide children with a secure and happy start to school life. Pupils are proud of their school. Pastoral work is a strength and, as a result, pupils are happy, feel safe and are cared for well. Behaviour is good. Pupils’ positive attitudes to learning contribute well to the good progress they make. The curriculum reflects the school’s Christian ethos. Effective experiences promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. They make learning interesting, ask searching questions of pupils to check understanding and provide clear explanations in lessons. Checks on the quality of teaching are rigorous. Regular training and support provided for teachers mean that the quality of teaching is now good. Governors know the school well. They effectively support and challenge school leaders. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils’ achievement in writing is not as good as in reading and mathematics. Too few pupils reach the higher levels in this subject. Disadvantaged pupils are still not doing quite as well as other pupils in the school. Teaching does not support the most able pupils sufficiently in developing their writing and vocabulary. The school’s marking and handwriting policies are not fully implemented across the school.