Shawclough Community Primary School

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About Shawclough Community Primary School

Name Shawclough Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Julia Sandiford-Mitchell
Address Thrum Hall Lane, Rochdale, OL12 6DE
Phone Number 01706647991
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 443
Local Authority Rochdale
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well.

The vast majority of pupils make the progress expected of them in English and mathematics. The proportion of pupils making better progress than this compares favourably with national figures. It is growing strongly in English because of the school's sharp and effective focus on improving pupils' writing skills.

All groups of pupils, including those who are disabled or with special educational needs, those known to be eligible for the pupil premium and pupils who speak English as an additional language achieve well. This shows the school's strong and successful commitment to providing equality of opportunity and discrimination. Teaching is usually good with some that is outstanding.

The school provides outstanding care, guidance and support for pupils' welfare and well-being. As a result, pupils are exceptionally proud of their school and behave impeccably towards each other and the adults working with them. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding.

Pupils feel exceptionally safe in school. Parents are strongly supportive of the school. Leaders and managers, including the governing body, have a clear view about what the school does well and where it could do even better.

They drive the quality of teaching, achievement and the school purposefully forward. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough pupils make more than the progress expected of them for achievement to be outstanding. Not enough teaching is outstanding.

Information about this school

Shawclough is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is well-above average. The majority are of Pakistani heritage.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well-above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is broadly in line with the national average. (The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children that are looked after.

) The proportion of pupils supported through school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below the national average. The school meets the government's current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

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