|Name||Middlefield Community Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||Alderwood Avenue, Speke, Liverpool, L24 2UE|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||352 (50.3% boys 49.7% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||16.1|
|Percentage Free School Meals||55.7%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||9.7%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||21.7%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (27 March 2014)
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Information about this school
This school is larger than most primary schools. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is well above average. The pupil premium is additional funding provided for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from services families, and those children who are looked after by the local authority. Most pupils are from a White British heritage and speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils with disabilities or special educational needs supported through school action is well above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below the national average. The school is supported by a National Leader of Education from Great Crosby Catholic Primary School. Middlefield School works in partnership with the Primary Education Centre to meet the needs of some pupils. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which is the minimum expectation for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Achievement is good. From starting points much lower than typically expected, pupils make good progress to reach average standards in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Teaching is usually good and there are examples of outstanding teaching. Pupils’ behaviour in and around the school is good. Pupils have a positive attitude toward learning and they enjoy school. Pupils feel safe in school because they know that they are cared for well. The curriculum meets the needs of pupils well and there is an effective programme for promoting pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Consequently, pupils are considerate and respectful towards adults and each other. The headteacher is ambitious for the school and is successfully driving forward improvements. She is well supported by the assistant headteacher, school leaders, staff and a highly committed, well-informed governing body. Since the last inspection, school leaders have quickly improved the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement is not yet outstanding. Overall progress in Key Stage 1 is not as strong as in Key Stage 2, especially for the most able pupils. This is because pupils do not always get on with challenging tasks quickly enough. Not all leadership roles are clearly defined and as a result, not all school leaders are sufficiently accountable for standards in their areas of responsibility.