St Bartholomew’s Catholic Primary School

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About St Bartholomew’s Catholic Primary School

Name St Bartholomew’s Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Executive Headteacher Mrs Melanie Lockley
Address School Lane, Rainhill, Prescot, L35 6NN
Phone Number 01744678550
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 290
Local Authority St. Helens
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and senior leadership team have high expectations for staff and pupils and provide strong leadership.

Governance is a strength of the school. The governing body is effective in supporting and challenging school leaders. Leaders have created an inclusive environment.

They provide a wide range of learning opportunities that help pupils develop into confident and well-rounded learners. Pupils are well prepared for the next stages of their education. Current pupils make good progress because : teaching across the school is at least good and sometimes better.

Teachers have secure subject knowledge and use assessment we...ll to plan the next steps in pupils' learning. Pupils' writing is strong. There are well-planned opportunities for pupils to practise writing skills in other subjects.

Leaders have taken effective action to ensure that current pupils make good progress in reading. Pupils develop inference and deduction skills alongside a love of reading. Good leadership in the early years ensures that children achieve well and get off to a good start in their education.

Staff morale is good. All staff members are proud to work at St Bartholomew's. Pupils are well cared for.

They are respectful of one another. They have responded well to the school's positive ethos, which effectively uses Christian values to shape a caring and inclusive school. The curriculum provides interesting opportunities for pupils to develop knowledge and skills in a wide range of subjects.

Subject leaders check on the quality of teaching, they organise training, and they provide other staff with advice. However, their role in modelling good practice and sharing the highly effective teaching in some areas could be developed further. Although fluency in mathematics is well developed, pupils do not have regular opportunities to develop their reasoning skills.

Information about this school

This is a larger-than-average sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported by pupil premium funding is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is in line with the national average.

The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is also lower than the national average. The inspection carried out under Section 48 of the Education Acts 2005 and 2011 was conducted in May 2017.

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