|Name||Lea Neeld’s Endowed Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||18 June 2019|
|Address||Lea Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 0RA|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||139 (58% boys 42% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.9|
|Percentage Free School Meals||15.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||3.7%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||10.4%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is in line with the national average. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils with SEND is in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is below the national average.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school Leaders place pupils at the heart of the school and ‘let everyone shine’. As a result, pupils thrive, grow and develop into well-rounded citizens for the future. The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils are confident that they feel safe in school and that they are cared for extremely well. Parents and carers hold the school in high regard. They are appreciative of the good relationships members of staff foster and the strong emphasis that the school places on care and nurture. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They are happy, confident and enjoy school. They take great pride in sharing their achievements and are extremely proud of their school. The headteacher’s strong and effective leadership has secured notable improvements in the quality of teaching. Governors are knowledgeable, effective and committed to the school. They provide robust challenge to school leaders in relation to pupils’ progress and attainment. Teaching is typically good. Teachers have good subject knowledge and use questions well to challenge pupils. However, teachers do not always use assessments to plan work which consistently challenges pupils. Outcomes for pupils are good. Currently, pupils are making strong progress in reading, writing and mathematics from their individual starting points. However, pupils’ handwriting and presentation are less strong. The school provides a broad and stimulating curriculum. Pupils enjoy a wide range of activities, including trips and visits as part of their day-to-day learning. Absence and persistent absence have reduced significantly for all groups of pupils due to leaders’ effective strategies. Subject leaders are enthusiastic about their areas of responsibility. However, they are not fully supporting school improvement fully. Children in the early years have a good start to their education. They make good progress from their starting points and are well prepared for the key stage 1 curriculum.