Morecambe and Heysham Torrisholme Community Primary School

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Morecambe and Heysham Torrisholme Community Primary School

Name Morecambe and Heysham Torrisholme Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 04 October 2016
Address Low Lane, Torrisholme, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 6PN
Phone Number 01524410799
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 419 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.8
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 9.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.4%
Persisitent Absence 6.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Torrisholme Community Primary is larger than the average-sized primary school. Nearly all pupils are White British. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is well below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Children in early years get a great start to their education. Excellent transition arrangements with parents and nursery schools, together with high-quality teaching, ensure that pupils settle into school quickly and make strong progress from their starting points. Higher proportions than average achieve a good level of development. High proportions of pupils consistently achieve the required standards in the Year 1 phonics check. Pupils make strong progress in many subjects, particularly in reading and mathematics. They are well prepared for their move to secondary school. Teachers have excellent subject knowledge which they use to inspire pupils’ learning. Their highly effective use of questioning probes and deepens pupils’ knowledge and understanding. Leaders at all levels share a passion for educational excellence and reflect deeply on their practice. They continually and successfully seek to improve teaching and have begun appropriate work to refine and enhance methods by which teachers measure pupils’ progress in subjects other than English and mathematics. Governance of the school is strong. Governors use their high levels of professional skill assiduously to hold leaders to account. This is a highly inclusive and welcoming school because pupils and staff actively promote respect and tolerance for all. Pupils have impeccable manners. They are courteous and polite to each other and adults, including visitors. The school’s curriculum is exceptionally well developed and managed to provide a wide range of experiences, which nurtures in pupils a deep love of learning. Parents overwhelmingly support the school and strongly appreciate how it includes them in their children’s learning. Pupils feel safe and enjoy coming to school. Attendance is consistently above the national average for primary schools. Pupils are extremely proud of their school and recognise the opportunities it provides for them. However, pupils occasionally do not demonstrate this through the quality of presentation in some of their books.