Poplar Street Primary School

Poplar Street Primary School


Name Poplar Street Primary School
Website http://www.poplarstreet.org.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Ravenwood Drive, Audenshaw, Manchester, M34 5EF
Phone Number 01613364134
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 454 (51.1% boys 48.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.2
Academy Sponsor Victorious Academies Trust
Local Authority Tameside
Percentage Free School Meals 33%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.3%
Persistent Absence 7.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.1%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school This is an improving school. The governing body and senior leaders have taken decisive action to improve the quality of teaching and pupils' achievement since the previous inspection. Teaching is a strength of the school.

Teachers have embraced the school's new approach to assessment and are using their incisive knowledge about pupils' learning to make good use of lesson time. Teachers' secure subject knowledge helps them to ask questions to deepen pupils' understanding, provide clear explanations and plan work that engages and enthuses pupils. The school's actions to improve outcomes for boys in the early years and key stage 1 have made sure that... they catch up quickly with girls.

Staff take good care of pupils. They provide high-quality support to the most vulnerable members of their school community. The school's actions to address underperformance in writing are making a positive difference to most pupils' outcomes.

As a result, pupils' attainment is rapidly improving across almost all year groups and is catching up quickly with that of pupils nationally. In mathematics, pupils are enjoying the increased opportunities to take part in activities which make them 'think hard'. This approach is improving attitudes to the subject and increasing the numbers of pupils meeting and exceeding age-related expectations.

Despite the overwhelming majority of children starting school with skills and knowledge below that typical for their age, by the end of Year 6 they have caught up with pupils nationally. Pupils enjoy coming to school and this is reflected in their high attendance rates. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The school has not addressed the weaknesses identified in the outdoor provision in the early years quickly enough.

Leaders have not yet ensured that policies and practice are consistently applied across school by all staff and pupils so that their high expectations are met.

Information about this school

This is a larger-than-average primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage.

The proportion of pupils who are supported by the pupil premium is above average. The pupil premium is additional government funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disabilities is above the national average.

The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress by the end of Year 6. School leaders have received support from a national leader of education since the previous inspection. The school's website complies with the 'School Information Regulations 2012'.