Rosehill Methodist Primary Academy

Rosehill Methodist Primary Academy


Name Rosehill Methodist Primary Academy
Website http://www.rosehill.academy
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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.
Address Rose Hill Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 8YG
Phone Number 01613438485
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 458 (53.3% boys 46.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.9
Academy Sponsor Epworth Education Trust
Local Authority Tameside
Percentage Free School Meals 39.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 21.0%
Persistent Absence 9.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.9%
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. Pupils make good progress from starting points that are below those typical for their age and, in a few cases, significantly below. Good provision and teaching in the early years ensure that children get off to a good start and achieve well.

Pupils make good progress in Key Stage 1 from starting points which have previously been below average. Most pupils reach the expected level of attainment in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 2. Progress is good in Key Stage 2, especially in writing.

Pupils reach standards that are broadly average in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Teaching is good. Staff prov...ide a range of well-planned and high quality learning opportunities for pupils.

Teaching assistants provide effective support, especially for disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs. Pupils behave well around the school. Pupils and staff expect all members of the school community to treat each other with respect and courtesy.

Pupils enjoy coming to school and attendance is improving. They understand well how to keep themselves safe. School leaders ensure that pupils receive a high quality of care.

This is especially the case for those whose circumstances may make them particularly vulnerable. School leaders have high expectations of what all pupils can achieve and are ambitious for their success. Their focus on improving the quality of teaching has improved pupils' achievement.

Governors are knowledgeable and have a well-informed and accurate view of the school's performance. They work successfully with senior leaders to raise standards and further improve the quality of teaching. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although the proportion of pupils attaining the higher levels by the end of Year 6 is currently average in mathematics and reading, this has not always been the case previously.

In a very few lessons, some pupils do not make the progress of which they are capable. Opportunities for pupils to develop their English and mathematical skills through other subjects are not fully developed. Middle leaders do not assess the impact of their leadership on improving the quality of teaching and raising achievement robustly enough.

Information about this school

This is a larger than average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported through the pupil premium is well above the national average. The pupil premium is additional government funding for those 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 disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below the national average. Nursery provision is part time and parents are offered morning or afternoon sessions daily. Reception provision is full time.

The Nursery class includes a small number of two-year-old children. The school is led by an executive headteacher for two and a half days per week and a head of school for the other two and a half days per week. The executive headteacher is also employed by the local authority as a school performance and standards officer.

The school operates a breakfast club during term time which is managed by the governing body. A further breakfast club is managed by a private provider on the same site as the school; this provision is inspected separately. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics at the end of Year 6.