Sherwood Primary School

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About Sherwood Primary School


Name Sherwood Primary School
Website http://www.sherwood.lancs.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Jodie Lumb
Address Sherwood Way, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9GA
Phone Number 01772719093
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 421 (49.4% boys 50.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.5
Local Authority Lancashire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Key Findings

This is an outstanding school. Inspirational leadership, innovative teaching and extremely well-motivated pupils are instrumental in its success. Furthermore, the school promotes outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and enrichment to pupils' learning within the outstanding curriculum.

Children make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Their progress is not outstanding because the outdoor environment is not fully utilised to provide children with enough opportunities to carry out their own lines of enquiry and investigations. Rapid and sustained progress is made through Key Stages 1 and 2 so that achievement, for all pupils, by the end of Year 6, is outstanding..../>
When they leave school in Year 6, their attainment is significantly above average in reading, writing and mathematics. The quality of teaching is outstanding. Pupils love learning and fully embrace the high level of challenge set in all lessons.

They enthusiastically say, 'We were born for this'. Teachers and support staff are extremely attentive to pupils' personal and academic needs. Parents and carers typically report, 'This is a safe and happy school with a sense of community where children look out for and respect each other.'

This view is fully endorsed by inspection findings. Pupils' behaviour around the school and their attitudes to learning are outstanding and their attendance is consistently above average. Senior leaders, staff and members of the governing body have given high priority to improving the quality of teaching and learning, and to monitoring and evaluating pupils' achievement across all subjects of the curriculum.

A constant review of the school's performance and opportunities for each pupil to achieve their potential is the vision shared by all staff.

Information about the school

This is a larger than average primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below average.

The percentage of pupils supported by School Action Plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those pupils who speak English as an additional language is above average. The governing body manages breakfast- and after-school clubs, which were observed during this inspection.

The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress. The school has Healthy School status and the Active Mark award. It is a National Support School and a Training School.

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