St Mary and St Paul’s CofE Primary School

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St Mary and St Paul’s CofE Primary School

Name St Mary and St Paul’s CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Bryer Road, Prescot, L35 5DN
Phone Number 01514266869
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 217 (52.1% boys 47.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.7
Local Authority Knowsley
Percentage Free School Meals 52.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 28.9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (24 April 2013)
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Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The number of pupils on roll can fluctuate from year to year. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding for particular groups, including those known to be eligible for free school meals, those from service families and those looked after by the local authority) is well above average. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is small. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is well above average. The proportion supported at school action plus, or by a statement of special educational need, is also well above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school is accredited as a National Teaching School, and holds International School and Eco-schools awards. The school governors manage an onsite pre-school provision. This provision is inspected under a different framework. The results of its previous inspection can be found on the Ofsted website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Achievement is good and attainment is rising. Where teaching is good or better, pupils are making outstanding progress in reading and good progress in mathematics. The school makes excellent provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils behave well and are polite and considerate to others. They feel very safe. Pupil premium funding is used very effectively. Those pupils entitled to that support are making better progress than similar pupils nationally. Provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage is excellent and gives children an outstanding start to their education. Good progress continues throughout Years 1 and 2 and attainment by the end of Year 2 is close to average. The school’s well thought out programme for the development of reading skills ensures that pupils reach above average standards in reading by the time they reach the end of Year 6. Teamwork among the staff is strong, and leaders, governors and staff have accelerated progress. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The quality of teaching has declined since the last inspection, when it was judged to be outstanding. Leaders do not check frequently enough or robustly enough on the quality of learning taking place in lessons. Teachers do not always know how they can improve. Not enough lessons are of the very highest quality. In a few lessons, pupils either do not have sufficient opportunity to find things out for themselves or teachers set the same task for all the pupils in their group. The governing body is overly reliant on information provided by the headteacher.