|Name||Queen’s Drive Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||10 December 2013|
|Address||Black Bull Lane, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 3LA|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||450 (47% boys 53% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||23.4|
|Percentage Free School Meals||6%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||20.7%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||8%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is well-above average. The proportion of pupils known to be supported by the pupil premium funding is well-below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and children who are looked after by the local authority. In 2013, the school met the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school has achieved many external awards, including the County Sports award.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. The school benefits from the outstanding leadership and management of the headteacher who has successfully developed and maintained an ethos firmly rooted in continuous improvement. All groups of pupils achieve outstandingly well including those in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They make at least good and often outstanding progress. Standards of attainment in reading, writing and mathematics since the previous inspection have been significantly above average. The most-able pupils experience a high level of challenge and respond very well. As a result high numbers of pupils reach above-average levels in English and mathematics. Teaching is consistently good with much that is outstanding. The school now needs to build on the outstanding teaching that exists in all parts of the school to make even more outstanding. Pupils’ excellent attitudes make a major contribution to their learning. Behaviour is outstanding and pupils say they feel very safe. Parents think highly about the school. Senior and middle leaders carry out their duties very well. Highly effective systems for checking on the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress mean that leaders have an accurate view of all aspects of school life. Governors know their school very well. They not only support it but also hold it to account.