|Name||Ribby with Wrea Endowed CofE Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||04 November 2014|
|Address||Dubside, Wrea Green, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 2WQ|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||151 (39% boys 61% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.5|
|Percentage Free School Meals||6.6%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||3.3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||6%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Ribby with Wrea is smaller than the average-sized school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is much lower than that found nationally. The pupil premium is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs supported through school action is lower than that found nationally. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is similar to that found nationally. Although most pupils are from a White British heritage, there are a few pupils who speak English as an additional language. Pupils are usually taught in mixed-age classes. There are a small number of pupils who leave or join the school other than at the usual times, particularly in Key Stage 2. Since the previous inspection, a new assistant headteacher’s post has been created. The headteacher and other leaders and managers provide support for other schools through the Preston Teaching Alliance. The school supports the training of new teachers. Since the previous inspection, the school has received Artsmark Gold, Youth Sports Trust Silver and Leading Parent Partnerships awards. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. Ribby with Wrea inspires pupils to aim high in both their personal development and academic achievement. This is valued greatly by pupils and their families. The highest quality experiences in early years ensure that, from an early age, children greatly enjoy every minute in school and are eager to learn. They achieve outstandingly well. By the time they leave Year 6, most pupils reach standards that are well above the national average in reading, writing and mathematics. They are extremely well prepared for the next stage in their education. Throughout their time at school, pupils’ achievement is outstanding. The proportion of pupils making expected, and better-than-expected progress, is larger than found nationally. Teachers and teaching assistants work extremely well together to provide exceptionally high levels of support for pupils who have special educational needs. This ensures that they make rapid progress similar to that of other pupils in school. Outstanding teaching stimulates and supports pupils. Wide-ranging activities, both in and beyond school, bring learning to life. These ignite pupils’ imaginations. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Pupils are extremely mindful of each other and the adults around them, both in lessons and during breaks. Pupils feel very safe in school. Attendance has improved significantly since the previous inspection and is well above average. Pupils are keen to come to school. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. Pupils excel in the arts, sports and in using new technologies. Links with parents are very strong. Leaders and staff ensure that parents are extremely well informed about teaching methods and how to help their children at home. The school is led exceptionally well by the headteacher. Staff and governors share her desire for bringing out the best in every pupil. Governors bring a wide range of skills to the school. This helps them to provide an appropriate balance of support and challenge to ensure continual improvement in all that the school does. Although the headteacher has forged links with some schools, there remain opportunities to develop these still further to share outstanding practice and so support pupils’ learning even better. All staff, including leaders, managers and the governing body, work extremely well as a team. Their successful actions have led to improvements in the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievements. They all strive to improve already excellent practice.