Parish Church of England Primary School, St Helens

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Name Parish Church of England Primary School, St Helens
Website http://www.parish.st-helens.sch.uk/
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Charles Street, St Helens, WA10 1LW
Phone Number 01744678430
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 203 (58.1% boys 41.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.6
Academy Sponsor Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust
Local Authority St. Helens
Percentage Free School Meals 36.90%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.4%
Persistent Absence 9.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.7%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Pupils, staff and parents are rightly proud of being part of Parish. As one parent says 'to be at our school makes us smile with pride'.

The exceptional headteacher is passionate about providing the highest standards to ensure her pupils achieve academically and are well-rounded individuals. The talented senior leadership team have high expectations and are excellent role models for the whole school community. Governors are committed and play an active part in monitoring and evaluating the school, resulting in a keen focus on improvement.

From their starting points, outcomes for pupils throughout all key stages are outstanding. Th...e school has every child's success at the heart of all it does. Its ethos impacts greatly on pupils and helps them to develop into very caring individuals.

The quality of teaching and learning is of a very high standard throughout the school. All staff share the heartfelt belief that pupils deserve the very best. The teaching of writing is outstanding throughout the school, resulting in the quality of pupils' written work being exemplary.

Pupils develop outstanding personal, social and emotional skills partly because these are woven into the curriculum. Pupils' conduct around school is impeccable; they are polite and well-mannered. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength.

It is promoted by everyone in school, resulting in pupils that are highly tolerant and respectful of others. Teaching in early years is outstanding. The passion of staff to support children's learning is clearly evident.

The classroom is a stimulating environment in which children learn exceptionally well.

Information about this school

This is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage.

The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs is twice the national average. The proportion of those who are disabled or have a special educational needs statement or education, health and care plan is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and supported by the pupil premium is twice the national 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.) The school meets the government's floor standard, which is the minimum expectation for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. There is a before- and after-school club managed by the school, which formed part of the inspection.

There is also a pre-school provision managed by the school. However, this is separately registered and therefore did not form part of the inspection. The school is a partner in a local teaching school.