Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School

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About Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School

Name Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Martin Johnson
Address Central Drive, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3DU
Phone Number 01942634681
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 418
Local Authority Bolton
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Key Findings

This is an outstanding school. Pupils thrive in an inclusive environment.

All staff work very successfully to enable pupils to overcome any barriers to learning. As a result, pupils achieve exceedingly well. The school has gone from strength to strength since the previous inspection.

Parents and carers have high regard for the school's work. This is evident in many positive comments from parents and carers, such as 'My child is making amazing progress'. Children make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage and rapid progress throughout Key Stages 1 and 2.

The school is successful in closing any gaps in achievement by different groups of pupils. Disabled pupils and those with... special educational needs make extremely good progress. Attainment by the end of Key Stage 2 is high when compared with the national average in English and mathematics.

Pupils develop quickly into confident, avid readers by the end of Years 2 and 6. Because of the excellent quality of teaching and a highly effective, enriched curriculum, pupils make significantly better progress than most other pupils nationally. Teaching is characterised particularly by a consistent approach to planning well-matched, challenging tasks to support each pupil's learning.

Pupils behave very well and want to learn. The school monitors behaviour very closely and pupils feel very secure in the knowledge that any incidents are dealt with quickly and effectively. Pupils know they are listened to and feel a sense of ownership of and take pride in their school.

Leadership and management are outstanding. Senior leaders know very well the school's strengths and areas for development. Leadership of teaching and the management of performance are outstanding.

The 'Coaching Champions Project' ensures that teachers and teaching assistants skills are reviewed and developed consistently. Staff have been innovative in order to reach their aspirations and to ensure that the children receive a memorable education.

Information about the school

This is a larger than average-size primary school.

Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is well-below average. The proportion of pupils identified as having special educational needs is low.

The school meets the current government floor standard. The school is a nationally accredited Healthy School and also holds the Activemark, Artsmark, Investors in People award, and the Inclusion Quality Mark. As an Eco School, it received the Silver award recently.

Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

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