Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School Rochdale

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About Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School Rochdale

Name Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School Rochdale
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Pamela Dungworth
Address Kingsway, Rochdale, OL16 4AW
Phone Number 01706649981
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 230
Local Authority Rochdale
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have addressed areas for improvement effectively since the school's previous inspection. Children in the early years make good progress. The improved quality of teaching in key stage 2 now means that pupils make good progress throughout the school.

The headteacher has established an effective leadership team. They work closely together to improve teaching and learning. The governing body provides strong strategic leadership for the school.

Governors challenge and hold leaders to account. Teaching and learning are good. Senior leaders make regular checks, model high expectations and provide good-quality training for staff.

...>Pupils enjoy reading and achieve well. Younger pupils apply their phonics accurately to decode words, and older pupils read with confidence and can talk about their preferred authors. Pupils make good progress in mathematics.

They develop secure mental strategies and have good calculation skills. There is inconsistency in the quality of practical problem-solving and reasoning in mathematics. Disadvantaged pupils make good progress.

This is because assessment is accurate and leads to appropriate activities. Appropriate help is provided when needed. The leadership of support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) enables these pupils to make good progress.

The most able make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics but this is not consistently the case in all classes. Behaviour is good. Pupils are polite and courteous.

They enjoy school. They show great respect for each other. They are eager to explain their learning and share their ideas.

The curriculum is good, with significant enrichment activities provided. Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain. Opportunities for pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are intertwined through the curriculum.

The school puts a high priority on pupils' welfare. Procedures for safeguarding pupils are effective. As a result, pupils say that they feel safe and nearly all parents and carers agree.

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The large majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils from a minority ethnic group is average.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average. The proportion of pupils supported through the government's pupil premium funding is above average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is average.

The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is average. The school is Roman Catholic and was judged good at the last section 48 inspection. The school has been supported by the local authority, including acquiring the services of the early years leader from a neighbouring school.

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