Marlborough Primary School

Name Marlborough Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 19 September 2012
Address Tytherington Drive, Tytherington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2HJ
Phone Number 01625466414
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 383 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.6
Academy Sponsor The Fallibroome Trust
Local Authority Cheshire East
Percentage Free School Meals 6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.4%
Persisitent Absence 4.6%
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

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The school educates pupils from many parts of Macclesfield. Most of the pupils are White British with around 10% of pupils from a diverse range of minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils believed to be eligible for free school meals, and therefore in receipt of the pupil premium, is below average. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs supported at school action is below average. The proportions of pupils with a disability or with special educational needs supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs are also below average. Before- and after-school childcare is provided within the school grounds by the Kool out of School Club. There is also provision for pre-school children on site at the Greenhills Pre-School. Both are privately managed and are inspected separately by Ofsted. They were not part of this inspection. The school exceeds the floor targets for standards and progress in English and mathematics laid down by the government as a minimum requirement for primary schools.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well and reach above average standards in each section of the school: in Early Years (Reception), and in Key Stages 1 and 2. Pupils’ personal and social development is nurtured effectively and they are well prepared for the next stage of their education. The pupils enjoy school. They are happy here; they feel safe and behave well. The Marlborough is a vibrant school, where there is always lots going on to interest pupils. Teaching is good. It has improved significantly since the last inspection. Improvements in the teaching of English and mathematics have driven up standards and raised expectations of what pupils can achieve. Leadership is strong at all levels, including governance. Much has been achieved by school leaders: a previous decline in outcomes at the end of Key Stage 2 has been arrested, traditional strengths have been maintained, and the school is improving strongly. It is not yet an outstanding school because : A small proporion of teaching still requires improvement. Occasionally, there are gaps in pupils’ knowledge and understanding that are legacies of previous, less effective teaching.