Mossgate Primary School

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About Mossgate Primary School

Name Mossgate Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Rob Smith
Address Kingsway, Heysham, Morecambe, LA3 2EE
Phone Number 01524850736
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 207
Local Authority Lancashire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher and other leaders have ensured rapid improvements in teaching and pupils' achievement.

They continually and successfully strive to improve pupils' progress. Governors are fully involved in ensuring that the school improves. They work closely with the headteacher checking on teaching as well as pupils' achievement.

The curriculum provides a wealth of opportunities to ensure that pupils' health and emotional well-being are strongly developed. There are many occasions when pupils can take on responsibilities and can participate in sporting, artistic and musical activities. Pupils are polite, well mannered, considerate and we...ll behaved in lessons and around school.

They feel safe and understand how to keep themselves safe in different situations. Pupils thoroughly enjoy school which is reflected in their above average attendance. Strong relationships result in a positive atmosphere during lessons and around the school.

Pupils rise to the challenge, enjoying the varied activities teachers plan for them. Teaching is good and is leading to consistently good learning, more rapid progress and rising standards. Teachers have high expectations of all pupils and ask thoughtful questions to deepen their understanding.

Pupils of all abilities, including disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics throughout the school. Parents are very supportive of the school and are pleased with the progress their children are making. In the Reception class children benefit from a wide range of exciting activities which ensures that they enjoy school from this early stage, helping them to learn well.

Creative and imaginative teaching helps children make good progress. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not get enough opportunities to develop their mathematical skills further in other subjects. The system of marking pupils' work is not yet consistent across the school.

When teachers check pupils' work during lessons, opportunities are sometimes missed to give further challenge.

Information about this school

Mossgate Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage.

Very few pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is above the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is above the national average.

(The pupil premium is additional government 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). The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school offers a breakfast club managed by the governing body.

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