Plantation Primary School

Name Plantation Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Hollies Road, Halewood, Liverpool, L26 0TH
Phone Number 01514875678
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 505 (52.5% boys 47.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.3
Local Authority Knowsley
Percentage Free School Meals 26.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3%
Persisitent Absence 11.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (07 October 2014)
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Information about this school

The school is a well-above-average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are of White British Heritage. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is above the national average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils and therefore eligible for support through the pupil premium is above the national average. (The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority.) The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school has achieved a number of awards including the Bronze Award for their Eco work.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher ably supported by the deputy headteacher and other leaders including governors, provides excellent leadership and management. The skill and determination shown have led to significant improvements in both the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievements. Pupils achieve well and make good and, at times, rapid progress. Attainment is rising and is above average by the end of both Year 2 and Year 6. Children in the early years quickly and happily settle into school routines and make rapid progress because the provision is outstanding. Good teaching successfully engages pupils and promotes good progress. Some teaching is outstanding. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. Pupils have very positive attitudes and attendance is above average. They say they feel safe at school and know who to talk to if they have any concerns. Governors have an accurate understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for development. They hold leaders to account for continuous improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The quality of teaching does not yet result in pupils making outstanding progress. Occasionally, work is not set at the right level of difficultly for some pupils. Presentation of work and the quality of pupils’ handwriting is not always good enough.