Read St John’s CofE Primary School

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About Read St John’s CofE Primary School

Name Read St John’s CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Miss Frances Agar
Address Straits Lane, READ, Burnley, BB12 7PE
Phone Number 01282771065
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 189
Local Authority Lancashire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school: Pupils make good progress and achieve well throughout the school. They have positive attitudes and are effectively prepared for the next stage in their education. Attainment has risen from average at the last inspection to above average in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Improvement in reading and mathematics has been particularly strong. Teaching is consistently good. Teachers have good subject knowledge that enables them to provide activities that enthuse pupils.

The teaching of reading, writing, communication and mathematics is efficient. Pupils behave well and say they feel safe and secure in school. Attendance is above... average and pupils are punctual in arriving at school.

The leadership of the headteacher has been the driving force behind the school's good improvement since the previous inspection. Staff and the governing body work well together and morale is high. Robust self-evaluation ensures the correct areas for improvement are targeted.

The action taken by leaders and governors has improved the quality of teaching and raised the level of pupils' achievement. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Pupils do not attain as highly in writing as they do in reading. Not all pupils' work across the school shows accuracy in the use of spelling, punctuation and grammar Teachers do not maximise the time that pupils are able to work independently.

Staff are not proficient in using questioning to extend the thinking skills of different groups. Pupils are not fully involved in evaluating for themselves how to improve their work.

Information about this school

Read St John's is smaller than the average-sized primary school.

The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is average. The proportion supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average.

Most pupils are of White British heritage. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set minimum expectations for attainment and progress. It has gained a number of national awards, including the Active Mark, and holds Healthy School status.

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