Little Hoole Primary School

Name Little Hoole Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 27 September 2012
Address Dob Lane, Walmer Bridge, Preston, PR4 5QL
Phone Number 01772613026
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 192 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.6
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 8.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.6%
Persisitent Absence 5.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average. The proportions of pupils at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs are below average. There have been a significant number of staff absences since the previous inspection. There is on-site provision for pupils under the age of four, not managed by the school.This provision wil be the subject of a separate Ofsted inspection. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium funding is well below average. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for learning and progress. The school has achieved awards such as Healthy Schools status.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The vast majority of pupils makes good progress,especially in reading. They get off to a good start in the Reception class. Attanment at the end of both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 is above average. Teaching is good with some examples of outstanding practice. Pupils’ behaviour is good and attendance is above the national average. Inspection evidence supports pupils’ and parents’ views that pupils feel very safe in school and any incidents of bullying are dealt with promptly and effectvely. Pupils’ learning is of a good quality because : teachers ensure that lessons are matched to pupils’ prior learning and capture the pupils’ interests. Pupils who sometimes find learning more difficult are well-supported and make good progress. The headteacher leads and manages the school very well. Despite staffing difficulties, she has ensured a strong focus on continous improvement. She has the full support of her staff and also from a knowledgeable governing body. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Achievement is good rather than outstanding. While an increasing number of pupils make more than the progress expected of them, the proportion exceeding the expected progress is not high. Teaching is not yet outstanding, mainly because more-able pupils are not always provided with sufficient challenge in mathematics. Also, marking is not always used to best effect. The role of middle and senior leaders,other than the headteacher, is not fully developed.