Knowsley Village School

Name Knowsley Village School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Sugar Lane, Knowsley, Prescot, L34 0ER
Phone Number 01512895349
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 201 (54.2% boys 45.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.0
Local Authority Knowsley
Percentage Free School Meals 19.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (17 October 2013)
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Information about this school

Knowsley Village Primary School is smaller than the average sized primary school. The large majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is a little above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is broadly average. This is additional government funding provided for children in local authority care, those from service families and those known to be eligible for free school meals. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The Early Years Foundation Stage is made up of a Nursery class and a Reception class. Pupils are predominantly taught in single-age classes, other than the pupils in Years 4 and 5 who are taught as one class. There have been many staff changes since the last inspection, including the headteacher who took up post in September 2010.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Select Pupils are keen to learn and attainment is rising. An increasing number are working at above average Level 5 in English and mathematics. They make good progress in a range of subjects throughout the school. The quality of teaching is consistently good. Teachers have high expectations and they plan lessons that are matched closely to the needs of all pupils. Most teachers use information and communication technology (ICT) very effectively to support pupils’ learning. Staff and pupils share a strong belief in the values of their school. They are proud to be part of it. Pupils’ behaviour is good, both in lessons and around the school. Pupils feel extremely safe in school and are nurtured well. The headteacher provides strong leadership. Since her appointment a little over two years ago, she has worked successfully with other leaders and governors to improve teaching and raise pupils’ achievement. Governors know their school well, including the quality of teaching and the extent of pupils’ achievement. They hold leaders to account for making sure that any relative weaknesses in the school’s performance are successfully addressed. The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well, and makes sure that pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The proportion of outstanding teaching is not yet high enough to ensure all pupils’ progress is rapid and sustained across all year groups. When marking pupils’ books, teachers do not always give them clear enough next steps in learning, or enough opportunities to respond. The information gleaned from systems to track pupils’ progress and the quality of teaching is not yet used carefully enough to provide clear priorities for improvement and sharply focused action plans.