Lache Primary School

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About Lache Primary School

Name Lache Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Kate Seager
Address Hawthorn Road, Lache, Chester, CH4 8HX
Phone Number 01244470380
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 220
Local Authority Cheshire West and Chester
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Lache Primary School has improved since the previous inspection. Senior leaders and governors work together effectively to ensure that the quality of teaching and pupils' achievement are good. Governors are committed and knowledgeable.

They support and challenge senior leaders and contribute to the school's ongoing development. Teachers make the curriculum interesting and exciting, helping to harness pupils' imagination and secure their good progress in a wide range of subjects. Teaching in the resources base, The Willows, is good.

Staff are caring and have an in-depth understanding of pupils' personal, social and educational needs. Pupil...s who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well supported and make strong progress. Pupils' knowledge of different authors and writing styles is not as comprehensive as it could be.

Opportunities to read for pleasure are limited. Pupils, especially the most able, are not fully challenged in English and mathematics. As a result, some pupils do not achieve the high standards of which they are capable.

Current pupils in key stage 2, including disadvantaged pupils, are making strong progress in a wide range of subjects. At the end of key stage 1 in 2018, pupils attained highly in reading and mathematics. Pupils benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

In sport, pupils enjoy football, netball and judo and compete successfully in inter-school competitions. Senior leaders promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding effectively. However, pupils' appreciation of cultural diversity is not as well developed.

The learning environment in the early years has improved, teaching is good, and children make strong progress. However, outdoor areas are not used effectively to enhance children's learning and stimulate their interests. Most parents are positive about the school.

They indicate that their children are happy, safe and making good progress. Pupils feel safe and well cared for. Pupils' behaviour is good, and their attendance is improving.

Information about this school

Lache Primary School is an average-sized school. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged is well above average. Up to 80% of pupils in some classes are supported through pupil premium funding.

The proportion of pupils with SEND is well above average, as is the number of pupils with EHC plans. The school operates a resource base called The Willows, for pupils who have a range of special educational needs, including social, emotional and mental health needs and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. At the time of the inspection, there were nine pupils in the resource base, all have EHC plans.

Those attending the resource base are from across the local authority and further afield. The school experiences high levels of mobility, with pupils starting and leaving the schools at times other than the beginning of the academic year. Immediately prior to the inspection up to 20 pupils left the school.

Up to a fifth of pupils currently in the school joined in the last year. A larger than average proportion of pupils is from different Traveller communities. Almost all pupils are of White British origin, very few speak English as an additional language.

All children in the Reception class attend full time. Children attend the Nursery class on a full- or part-time basis. Leaders work closely with IGNITE (Teaching School Alliance) for training and professional development purposes.

Since the previous inspection the senior leadership team has been restructured to include a new deputy headteacher. In addition, there have been several staffing changes, including the appointment of two teachers. The governing body has been reorganised to include several new governors, including the chair of the governing body.

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St Clare’s Catholic Primary School St Clares Pre School CEPD at Lache CEPD at St Clare’s

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