Pewithall School

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About Pewithall School

Name Pewithall School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr David Baugh
Address Kenilworth avenue, Runcorn, WA7 4XQ
Phone Number 01928576139
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 215
Local Authority Halton
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

This is a very happy school. Its overall performance has been maintained at an outstanding level over a significant period of time. The school is rightly highly regarded by parents and the local community.

All groups of pupils achieve exceptionally well from their starting points, not only in academic terms but also in their personal development as confident and well-rounded individuals. The outstanding curriculum, including a wide range of additional activities and experiences, contributes to this. Pupils are proud of their school, feel safe and enjoy it immensely.

Their attendance, behaviour and attitudes towards schoo...l are outstanding and demonstrate a real love of learning. Excellent opportunities are provided for pupils to contribute to their school and wider community. All who work and learn here are proud to be a part of the school and contribute to its family ethos and high levels of care and consideration for one another.

The quality of teaching across the school is outstanding overall and never less than good. Teachers have high expectations of all groups of pupils and provide lessons that enable them to learn outstandingly well across all subjects. Leadership and management are outstanding and demonstrate the capacity to sustain the school's high levels of performance across all aspects of its work.

The headteacher's passion and commitment to the needs of the pupils are shared by the whole staff team. Leaders, managers and the governing body have an excellent knowledge of the school's strengths and areas for development. Senior leaders, as a relatively new team, acknowledge that some aspects of their monitoring and observations of the school's work could be more evaluative and succinct.

For example, in its description of the impact of the school's actions on pupils' achievement. Challenging targets and focused professional development opportunities have a positive impact on the quality of teaching, as teachers are not complacent but committed to continually improving their skills.

Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school.

Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who are supported through school action are well-below average. The proportion of pupils who are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well-below average.

The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is well-below average. This additional government funding is provided for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after by the local authority. The school exceeds the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

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