Park Road Academy Primary School

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About Park Road Academy Primary School

Name Park Road Academy Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteachers Kerry Hart
Address Frieston Road, Timperley, Altrincham, WA14 5AP
Phone Number 01619724820
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 240
Local Authority Trafford
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this school?

Pupils are provided with the best possible start to their education at this exceptional school. The school is highly ambitious for pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Pupils embody the school's values in all that they do. They show respect and excel in the rich range of learning opportunities provided for them. Many pupils, including those with SEND, achieve extremely well across the curriculum.

The school has incredibly high expectations of pupils' behaviour. Pupils take pride in meeting these expectations. They treat one another with genuine warmth, care and compassion.

Children learn the importance of these qu...alities from the moment that they join the early years. Older pupils are wonderful role models for their younger peers. Across the school, pupils' excellent behaviour means that learning is rarely interrupted.

Pupils are happy at this school. They are given ample opportunity to express their views on many aspects of school life. The school listens to these views and works closely with pupils to address them.

Pupils learn the importance of responsibility through the wide range of leadership opportunities available to them. For example, they staff the school bank and act as digital leaders and anti-bullying ambassadors.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

The school's curriculum is highly ambitious and enables pupils, including those with SEND, to be extremely successful.

The school has carefully considered what children should learn in the Nursery class and how this is built on in the Reception Year. The early years staff are highly skilled. They support and nurture the children ably in their start to school life.

Children leave the early years very well prepared for the demands of Year 1.

In key stages 1 and 2, pupils readily build on what they have learned previously.High-quality training enables teachers to deliver the curriculum with considerable proficiency.

The learning activities that they design help pupils to connect new knowledge with what they already know. Teachers identify and address gaps in pupils' knowledge skilfully. The school has effective systems to identify the additional needs of pupils with SEND.

Teachers successfully adapt access to the curriculum for these pupils. By the end of Year 6, pupils, including those with SEND, have a deep body of knowledge that stands them in excellent stead for secondary school.

Reading is woven through the school's curriculum.

Older pupils understand that being well-read helps them to broaden their knowledge. The books that pupils read are written by a variety of authors covering a broad range of topics. Through these books, pupils learn about a range of important issues.

This helps them to develop their sense of empathy and understanding.Pupils' journey to becoming avid readers begins in the Reception Year and key stage 1. Well-trained staff teach the phonics programme with accuracy and consistency.

Pupils quickly learn the sounds that letters represent. Additional support is promptly put in place for pupils who need it. This helps them to keep up with their peers.

The books that pupils read are very well matched to the sounds that they have learned. Many pupils become fluent and confident readers by the end of key stage 1.

Children in the early years behave exceptionally well.

They follow established routines and cooperate purposefully with one another. Across the school, pupils display excellent manners. They do their best to treat others in the same way that they would like to be treated themselves.

Pupils experience an extensive range of opportunities that enhance their personal development. They are considerably well prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils have a profound understanding of fundamental British values.

They enjoy a rich variety of trips. These include visits to different places of worship, museums, galleries and places of historical significance.

The trust is highly effective in how it evaluates the quality of education provided by the school.

Trustees and local governors are rigorous in monitoring and assessing how well the school operates at all levels. This informs very focused strategic improvements.

Staff are incredibly proud to work at the school.

They appreciate the support that they receive which helps them to deliver the curriculum exceptionally well. The school is highly considerate of staff's workload and well-being when making decisions.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

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