|Name||St John’s CofE Primary School, Cliviger|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||18 March 2014|
|Address||Burnley Road, Cliviger, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 4SU|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||201 (48% boys 52% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||23.4|
|Percentage Free School Meals||2.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||12.4%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium is well below the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and children who are looked after by the local authority. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school provides a breakfast club each morning. Since the last inspection, there have been significant staffing changes, including the appointment of a new headteacher and deputy headteacher.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Achievement is good. Pupils progress well and most of them reach the expected level for their age in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Key Stage 2. In 2013, over half of them reached standards above those expected for their age in reading. Children get off to a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They are eager to learn as they explore the exciting range of activities in the classroom and outdoors. Teaching is good. Teachers check carefully that pupils understand what they are learning. Teachers praise and encourage pupils and pupils say that ‘lessons are fun’. Teaching assistants provide valuable support for pupils with different needs so that they can all make good progress. Pupils’ behaviour is good and they have positive attitudes to learning. They feel safe and well cared for in school. Attendance is consistently above average. The curriculum is well planned. The school provides a good range of extra activities, clubs and visits which give pupils experiences outside the classroom. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong. They have many opportunities to reflect on their feelings and values, and on the world around them. The headteacher, who is well supported by the deputy headteacher and governors, provides good leadership. Leaders’ determination to do the best for all pupils is shared by an enthusiastic team of staff. Leaders carry out rigorous checks on the quality of teaching, ensure that staff receive high-quality training and support, and regularly analyse how well pupils are doing. The quality of teaching and pupils’ progress are, therefore, improving quickly. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The overall quality of teaching is not outstanding. In some lessons, teachers do not have high enough expectations of what pupils can achieve. Fewer pupils reach levels above those expected for their age in mathematics and writing than in reading.