Our Lady’s RC High School

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About Our Lady’s RC High School

Name Our Lady’s RC High School
Website http://www.olhs-manchester.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Lee Ormsby
Address Alworth Road, Higher Blackley, Manchester, M9 0RP
Phone Number 01615079640
Phase Secondary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 11-16
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 962
Local Authority Manchester
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school School leaders, including governors, have an accurate understanding of the school's strengths and areas for development. They are determined to continue improving opportunities for pupils.

School leaders have taken effective action to improve outcomes since the last inspection. More pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, now make progress similar to or better than others nationally. School leaders do not always monitor closely the impact of their actions to support disadvantaged pupils and pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.

As a consequence, leaders are not always able to recognise the differences the s...upport makes precisely enough. The quality of teaching has improved since the last inspection. Teaching is good overall, including in mathematics, where it was previously less strong.

However, teaching in science is not consistently good. School leaders ensure that arrangements to keep pupils safe are thorough and effective. Most pupils attend school regularly.

Attendance for those who have special educational needs has improved significantly but remains low. Pupils have good attitudes to learning and work is carefully presented. Pupils' spelling, punctuation and grammar in writing, and their use of standard English when speaking, have improved significantly since the last inspection.

School leaders are determined pupils will continue to succeed after Year 11. The high standard of careers advice and broad range of subjects offered means large numbers of pupils move on to appropriate education or training. Pupils form positive relationships with their peers and staff.

The school is a diverse, happy and outward-looking community.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is slightly smaller than the average secondary school, and shares its site with another secondary school, North Ridge High School.

A public bridleway runs through the school site. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils and those supported by the pupil premium is much higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is well above average.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities supported by the school is well below average.

A very small number of pupils attend alternative provision. The school met the government's floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' progress by the end of Year 11 in 2016. The school's most recent Section 48 inspection of religious education took place in June 2016.

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