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Dolphin Crescent, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, CH66 4SZ
Does Not Apply
Number of Pupils
421 (49.2% boys 50.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher
Cheshire West and Chester
Highlights from Latest Inspection
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. The headteacher's outstanding leadership and the excellent support of senior and middle leaders, staff and governors, have led to strong improvements in all aspects of the school's work. Excellent practice is shared, so that middle leadership is constantly improving and driving the school forward.
The school is impressive in developing its leaders. Teaching has improved. It has an outstanding impact on pupils' achievement.
Staff know pupils well individually and regularly check on the progress they are making. They make sure that all pupils of all ages and abilities are taught very well in reading, writing and mathematics. This h...elps pupils make excellent progress in lessons.
Pupils' excellent progress and high achievement are driven by the school's aspirational target setting. Ensuring success for every pupil is central to the school's work. In the early years, children make exceptional progress.
They leave Reception very well prepared for Year 1. Pupils are not always given enough opportunities, except in Years 5 and 6, to write at length and develop their writing skills further. Pupils who are disabled, have special educational needs or who speak English as an additional language are supported to make exceptional progress and to achieve as well as their peers.
Skilful teaching assistants make an extremely strong contribution to pupils' progress. They know exactly what pupils need to learn and support different groups of pupils highly effectively. The curriculum has been very carefully planned to ensure that pupils have a range of exciting experiences.
Behaviour is exemplary in classrooms and during social times in the playground. Pupils are friendly and caring with one another, happily following the excellent example set by older pupils. Excellent pastoral care where relationships flourish makes sure that pupils feel safe and secure in school.
This results in a happy and caring environment where pupils thrive academically and personally. Governors hold the school's leaders robustly to account for their performance and are very well informed about the quality of teaching. Together with the headteacher, they provide an inspirational vision for the development of the school.
Information about this school
The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils, those supported by the pupil premium, is well-below average. The pupil premium is additional government funding to provide support for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and for those looked after by the local authority.
The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is below average. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. Pupils attend the Reception class on a full-time basis.
The school met the government's current floor standards in 2014. These are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school provides a before- and after-school club for pupils during term time as well as full-time care during the school holidays.