St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School and Nursery

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St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School and Nursery


Name St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School and Nursery
Website http://www.standrewsce.rochdale.sch.uk/
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Union Road, Rochdale, OL12 9QA
Phone Number 01706378991
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 459 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.0
Academy Sponsor Watergrove Trust
Local Authority Rochdale
Percentage Free School Meals 21.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.8%
Persistent Absence 12.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.8%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

St Andrew's is a happy, welcoming community with a real sense of purpose. Staff and pupils are respectful and courteous towards each other. Pupils of all abilities make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics throughout the school.

Children get off to a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage because it is well organised and activities are relevant to their experiences. Children make good progress in their early reading and writing skills. Teaching is typically good and some is outstanding.

Pupils find activities are interesting. This helps them to concentrate and learn well. Pupils behave well in lessons and at... playtime so that the school is a happy place for them to learn and socialise together.

They are proud of their school. The headteacher has a very clear idea of how successful the school can be. Involving all and being an integral part of the local community are central to this vision, as is the continuing improvement in achievement and the quality and impact of teaching.

The effective governing body and staff share this vision. This contributes to the success of pupils in this improving school. The wide range of additional activities out of lessons supports pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils are not always given work which is hard enough, especially in writing. Teachers do not consistently make full use of marking to ensure that pupils improve their own work. Pupils are provided with too few opportunities to practise and apply their extended writing skills across the curriculum.

Information gleaned from the analysis of pupil data is not always used sharply enough to provide clear priorities and incisive action plans.

Information about this school

This school is a smaller than average-sized school with an increasing number of pupils on roll. It will admit children into a new nursery provision from September 2014.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported by school action is well below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium funding is above average.

The pupil premium is funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and for those children who are looked after by the local authority. This number has risen over the past three years. The large majority of pupils are from White British families.

The school meets the government's current floor standard which is the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. The school is a member of a federation of local schools that work closely together to provide professional support and development for the staff on a range of aspects. Two new teachers were appointed in September 2013.