Singleton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

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Singleton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School


Name Singleton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Website http://www.singleton.lancs.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 14 March 2017
Address Church Road, Singleton, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 8LN
Phone Number 01253882226
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 102 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.0
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence %
Pupils with SEN Support 17%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

Singleton is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Singleton lives up to its school motto, ‘Passion for learning, passion for life’ in every aspect of its work. The exceptional leadership of the headteacher, the staff team and governors has created a climate of high expectations, a love of learning and an insistence on the very best for every pupil. Teachers use assessment information with expertise to ensure that they cater for every pupil’s learning needs. As a result, pupils make outstanding progress. Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities thrive. Many barriers to learning are removed to ensure they make outstanding progress from their starting points. The professional development of staff has enabled them to grow into highly skilled practitioners who share a sense of creativity and passion for learning. Pupils rise to the teachers’ high expectations and benefit from the high-quality teaching they receive throughout the school. Pupils are a credit to the school. They make a valuable contribution to its development, and play a central role in ensuring that everyone is welcome and well cared for. Behaviour is exemplary and pupils conduct themselves impeccably around the school. Pupils typically think school is ‘amazing’ and feel very safe; parents agree. The provision for early years is outstanding. Excellent leadership and teaching create a stimulating learning environment and ensure that children have a first-class start to school life. Although outcomes are outstanding overall, there is still a need to embed improvements made in reading, so that a higher proportion of the most able pupils reach higher standards. The quantity of self-evaluation and school development documentation sometimes makes it difficult for governors to assess the impact of actions quickly.