Mayfield Primary School

Name Mayfield Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 10 July 2013
Address Mayfield Road, Derker, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL1 4LG
Phone Number 01616246425
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 244 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.9
Academy Sponsor Cranmer Education Trust
Local Authority Oldham
Percentage Free School Meals 31.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.8%
Persisitent Absence 6.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 23.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Mayfield Primary School is an average sized primary school. The majority of pupils are White British and speak English as their first language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs receiving support through school action is above average. However, those receiving support at school action plus and with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium is well above average. (The pupil premium is additional government funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children that are looked after by the local authority.) The school meets the government’s current floor standards which set minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school provides a breakfast club and pre-school sport which is the responsibility of the governing body.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Achievement in the school is good. By the end of Year 6, pupils reach standards that are at least in line with national averages. This represents good progress from their well-below average starting points. The progress made by disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is good because of the well planned, thoughtful and interesting teaching and tailor made help that they receive. Teaching is always at least good. Pupils respond well to skilfully planned and interesting lessons. Both literacy and numeracy skills are taught well across all subjects. The pupil premium funding is used well to support the achievement of pupils who are entitled to it. As a result the gap in the standards reached between this group of pupils and others is narrowing. Behaviour is good. Pupils have consistently good attitudes to learning and they enjoy coming to school. They feel safe and attendance has improved so that it is in line with national expectations. Leaders and governors have a very clear understanding of the school’s strengths and what still needs to be done to make further improvements. The school has an accurate view of its own performance and its focus on improving teaching has resulted in pupils doing better and reaching higher standards. It is not yet an outstanding school because : In a small number of lessons, planning does not allow the most able to learn as much as they are capable of. Questioning is not always used well enough to help pupils develop and extend their understanding and check their own learning. There is still some inconsistency in the use of the school’s marking, assessment and feedback policy. While leaders and teachers respond well to parental concerns, communication with parents is not as good as it could be.