St Andrew’s Methodist Primary School

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About St Andrew’s Methodist Primary School

Name St Andrew’s Methodist Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Anne Barker
Address Prescott Street, Off Hilton Lane, Manchester, M28 0ZA
Phone Number 01617903194
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Methodist
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 236
Local Authority Salford
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher, expertly supported by governors and senior leaders, has articulated a clear vision to 'strive for excellence, together as one'.

Pupils enjoy a rich curriculum that leaders have skilfully designed to link learning well across a wide range of subjects. Teaching and support staff work closely together to address effectively the needs of disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. These pupils make excellent progress from their starting points.

Children get off to an exceptional start in the early years. Teachers plan exciting activities both inside the school and outside to ...reflect children's interests and to stimulate curiosity. From the earliest days in school, adults support children very well.

Children find great pleasure in learning. As a result, they make rapid progress and are well prepared for their move into key stage 1. Parents value the wide range of opportunities provided by leaders to celebrate their children's achievements.

Staff know families extremely well and they help parents to extend their children's learning at home. Pupils' behaviour is exemplary. They have excellent social skills and treat each other with great respect.

Relationships between staff and pupils are strong and contribute positively to the sense of calm and purpose which pervades all areas of the school. Highly skilled teachers provide a broad range of exciting activities that match pupils' needs and interests closely. As a result, pupils make rapid progress across the curriculum from their starting points.

Pupils' attitudes to learning contribute significantly to their high levels of achievement. They behave very well in lessons and support each other with their learning. Pupils understand the role they play in improving their own learning and the learning of their peers.

Teachers plan pupils' learning with precision across all subjects. Leaders are aware, however, that the assessment of learning in subjects other than mathematics and English needs to be developed further to ensure an even more consistent approach.

information about their children's development to teachers.

They take part in 'mix-up'

days when they learn alongside their children. As a result, children's personal development is promoted very well. Leaders make very effective use of the pupil premium funding.

Assessment identifies areas where disadvantaged children require additional support. Funding is used to purchase further resources and acquire specialist teaching support. Consequently, disadvantaged children make outstanding progress from their starting points.

Leaders quickly identify and support children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. As a result, these children make excellent progress. Teachers provide a broad range of opportunities to ensure that the transition process from Reception to Year 1 is smooth.

Transition mornings take place in the summer term, and teachers adapt the curriculum to reflect continuous provision needs in Year 1. School details Unique reference number 105938 Local authority Salford Inspection number 10032413 This inspection was carried out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. The inspection was also deemed a section 5 inspection under the same Act.

Type of school Primary School category Voluntary controlled Age range of pupils 3 to 11 Gender of pupils Mixed Number of pupils on the school roll 250 Appropriate authority The governing body Chair Mr M Wilson Headteacher Mrs A Barker Telephone number 0161 790 3194 Website

uk Email address [email protected].

uk Date of previous inspection 2–3 May 2013

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