|Name||Moresby Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||25 June 2014|
|Address||School Brow, Moresby Parks, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 8UX|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||118 (55% boys 45% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.1|
|Percentage Free School Meals||10.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||3.4%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||10.2%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a much smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after by the local authority. There are too few of these pupils in the school to be able to compare their performance against that of their peers through published data. The number of pupils in each year group is much lower than average and pupils are taught in mixed-age classes. There have been a number of pupils who have joined or left the school other than at the usual time. There have been changes to staffing in recent years. There were too few pupils in Year 6 in 2013 to report on the school’s performance against the government’s current floor standards which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Since the previous inspection, there have been significant improvements in the achievement of pupils and in the quality of teaching, as a result of the determined leadership by the headteacher supported by leaders throughout the school. Pupils’ achievement is now good. From their below average starting points on entry to the school, pupils in Year 6 reach above average standards in English and mathematics. The quality of teaching is consistently good and on occasion outstanding. Pupils really enjoy learning and, as a result, pupils of all abilities work very hard and achieve well. Behaviour is good. Pupils say that they feel very safe and happy in school. They are polite and courteous at all times and appreciate the caring environment created by the school. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is well developed and promoted effectively through a range of activities. The headteacher and leaders within the school are well supported by the governing body, whose members are fully involved in the school’s successful drive for improvement. Together, they are making sure that teaching and pupils’ achievement continue to improve. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils’ achievement in subjects other than English and mathematics is not as good. Teachers’ expectations of what pupils can achieve in these subjects are not as high and the assessment of pupils’ work is not as rigorous. Standards in spelling do not match those in writing. Pupils do not learn their spellings thoroughly enough, especially when they are given for homework.