|Name||St Luke’s Catholic Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Requires improvement|
|Address||Shaw Lane, Prescot, L35 5AT|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||198 (46.5% boys 53.5% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.5|
|Percentage Free School Meals||33%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||15.9%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||11.4%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (03 July 2018)
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Information about this school
St Luke’s is an average-sized primary school. The governing body run an on-site breakfast club and an after-school club. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above average. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is below average. The occasions when pupils join or leave the school other than at routine times is average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations of pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The headteacher joined the school in September 2014.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a school that requires improvement Pupils’ achievement is patchy across the school, including in science. The quality of teaching varies. On occasion, teachers do not support or challenge pupils enough, in different subjects and classes, to make sure that they progress well in their learning, for example, in geography. Leaders do not ensure that the less able pupils consistently have the help they need, for instance, to improve their reading. Teachers do not give the most able pupils enough challenge, so they attain as highly as they should. Some of senior leaders’ plans and reviews of the school are imprecise. Senior leaders do not check the school’s performance in science in enough detail. Some staff do not address weaknesses in pupils’ spelling and handwriting. Not all staff’s writing is an accurate model for pupils. The school has the following strengths Leaders’ and staff actions are leading to a rise in attainment for current pupils in reading, writing and mathematics, most strongly in key stage 2. Pupils in Year 1 learn successfully to recognise the sounds that letters represent. Children in the early years have a good start to their education. They become confident, able and inquisitive because of good teaching and skilful leadership. Middle leaders are beginning to contribute to the improvement in the quality of teachers’ work. The school feels calm and happy. Pupils behave positively. They represent their school with pride and know to try hard in activities. Leaders and staff provide a broad range of learning which pupils enjoy, including sport. Staff and leaders care for and protect pupils well.