St Martin’s CofE Junior Infant and Nursery School

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About St Martin’s CofE Junior Infant and Nursery School

Name St Martin’s CofE Junior Infant and Nursery School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Helen Woodward
Address St Martin’s Road, Fitton Hill, Oldham, OL8 2PY
Phone Number 01617706500
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 243
Local Authority Oldham
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Pupils make rapid and sustained progress throughout the school, leaving Year 6 with attainment well above the national average. They are very well prepared for the next stage in their education. Over the past two years, progress from the age of seven up to Year 6 has been in the top 3% nationally.

Results have been consistently strong in Year 6. Progress in lessons is excellent and where there is a suggestion that a pupil may fall behind, swift and effective action is taken by staff to ensure they continue to make the same progress as others. Therefore all pupils do equally well.

In many lessons teaching was of the highest quality.... Most lessons have outstanding elements. Teaching and learning is consistently strong throughout the school and across all subjects.

Teachers have the highest expectation for the pupils. They have excellent subject knowledge and strive to make lessons interesting and challenging. Arrangements in lessons for pupils of different abilities are often creative and stimulating.

Pupils' behaviour is exemplary at all times. They are eager to learn and work diligently during lessons in order to complete work to a high standard. Older pupils are given trust and help support the younger ones in the playground and around school.

They say they feel safe in school and know that adults can always be relied upon for support. The curriculum has been designed specifically to meet the needs and interests of the pupils. It equips them well through extensive opportunities to find out about the wider world around them.

It makes a significant contribution to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The headteacher leads the school with enthusiasm and commitment. She has the vigorous support of all staff and together they have transformed the quality of provision within the school leading to highly effective teaching, and rapid and sustained improvements to pupils' achievement.

The governance at the school is excellent. The school ensures money is spent wisely and that those pupils entitled to additional funding are well provided for.

Information about this school

St Martin's C of E is an average-sized primary school, managed by the governing body.

The overwhelming majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding allocated for pupils in the care of the local authority or known to be eligible for free school meals or whose family are in the armed forces) is well above average. The proportion of pupils whose learning needs are supported at a level known as school action is broadly average.

The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well above average. The school meets the government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school has a before-school care club.

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