Parkgate Primary School

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About Parkgate Primary School

Name Parkgate Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Andrew Hutchings
Address Brooklands Road, Parkgate, Neston, CH64 6SW
Phone Number 01513382082
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 170
Local Authority Cheshire West and Chester
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school This is a good and improving school. Strong and effective leadership from the headteacher has led to improvements in pupils' outcomes. Staff and governors share the headteacher's ambition for the school to improve further.

The school provides a broad, engaging and stimulating curriculum. This helps to ensure that pupils develop knowledge, skills and understanding across a wide range of subjects. Pupils develop strong spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding.

Consequently, they are well prepared for life in modern Britain. Middle leaders have great enthusiasm for their subjects and many have played a key role in improving standa...rds in their curriculum area. Subject leaders for mathematics and English have overseen significant improvements to teaching in these subjects.

Governors bring a wide range of skills to their role. This, combined with their knowledge of the school and the community that it serves, enables them to provide effective support and challenge to school leaders. Pupils behave well.

Their conduct around school is good, they have positive attitudes to learning and they develop strong relationships with the adults who teach them. The school's work to support pupils' personal development and welfare is good. Pupils are well cared for and feel safe in school.

This helps them to develop into confident and happy learners. The school has a strong safeguarding culture built on excellent relationships between staff and pupils. Pupils told inspectors that they can talk to a member of staff if they have any concerns.

They know they will be listened to. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good. Pupils make good progress in English, mathematics and many other subjects across the curriculum.

The teaching of phonics is effective. Pupils develop the knowledge and skills required to help them become successful readers. Attendance was below the national average last year and this year too many pupils have been persistently absent from school.

Some middle leaders have not received enough guidance to enable them to raise the quality of teaching and pupils' outcomes in the subjects that they lead. Over the past two years some children have not made the progress of which they are capable in order to attain a good level of development by the time they leave the early years.

Information about this school

Parkgate is smaller than the average-sized primary school.

Almost all pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups who attend the school is lower than average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average.

The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is below the national average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through pupil premium funding is well below the national average. There is one Reception class.

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