St Gabriel’s Church of England Primary School

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About St Gabriel’s Church of England Primary School

Name St Gabriel’s Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Belinda Haigh
Address Wilworth Crescent, Blackburn, BB1 8QN
Phone Number 01254249462
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 211
Local Authority Blackburn with Darwen
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

Children get off to an excellent start with their learning in the Reception class and continue to make outstanding progress overall during their time in school. By the end of Year 6 standards attained in English and mathematics are consistently higher than national levels. The proportion of pupils making expected and better than the expected rate of progress compares very well with national figures.

Teaching is outstanding. Regular checking of pupils' progress makes sure that teachers are able to make sure pupils' learning and progress is at its best. Teachers provide excellent advice during lessons to help pupils to improve thei...r learning.

However, this is not always the case with some of their written comments. Pupils' have an extremely positive attitude toward learning because staff make sure that lessons challenge pupils at the correct level and are fun. Pupils feel safe in school because they know that they are very well cared for.

During the inspection pupils' behaviour in and around the school was exemplary and school records show that this is typical. Pupils enthusiastically contribute to the school community through their school council. They regularly support those less fortunate by whole-heartedly committing to fundraising activities.

The curriculum meets the needs of pupils extremely well. There is an outstanding programme for promoting pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. As a result, pupils are highly considerate and respectful towards adults and each other.

Regular and accurate checking of the quality of teaching and pupils' progress has resulted in improvements in teaching and pupils' achievement. The headteacher is absolutely dedicated to, and highly successful in, driving forward school improvement. She is very well supported by her leadership team and a highly informed and committed governing body.

Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding provided for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from services families and those children that are looked after) is well below average. The majority of pupils are from a White British heritage and speak English as their first language, though there are a number of minority ethnic backgrounds represented at the school.

The proportion of pupils supported at school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school meets the government's current floor standard, which is the minimum expected for pupils' attainment and progress.

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