St Michael with St Thomas CE Primary School

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St Michael with St Thomas CE Primary School


Name St Michael with St Thomas CE Primary School
Website http://www.smwst.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Spinney Avenue, Hough Green, Widnes, WA8 8LD
Phone Number 01514244234
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 203 (54.2% boys 45.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Academy Sponsor The Three Saints Academy Trust
Local Authority Halton
Percentage Free School Meals 25.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1%
Persistent Absence 10.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 18.9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (23 January 2018)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Information about this school

Spinney Avenue Church of England Primary is an average-sized primary school. Since the last inspection the school has appointed 16 new teaching staff. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is below the national average. The large majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is higher than in most other schools. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Leaders’ actions have yet to impact on pupils’ outcomes. Many staff changes in recent years have slowed the pace of school improvement. Leaders and governors have not ensured that teaching is good in the early years and in key stages 1 and 2. Information from assessing pupils’ skills and knowledge is not used effectively by some teachers to pitch activities at the right level for most-able pupils. Some tasks lack challenge. Some pupils do not always present their work to the best of their ability. Some leaders are very new to their roles and therefore have had limited time to demonstrate their influence on standards. Work to develop and deepen pupils’ knowledge and understanding across different subjects is at an early stage of development. Writing skills across the curriculum also remain underdeveloped. Reading is not given sufficient emphasis. Leaders are yet to ensure that pupils read widely and for a variety of purposes. The school has the following strengths The interim executive board has been instrumental in beginning to address the school’s weaknesses. The executive headteacher and interim headteacher have a clear and open view of where school improvement is needed. More settled staffing provides a more secure base for this work. Effective support for teachers to improve the quality of their mathematics teaching is having an impact. Pastoral care and safeguarding systems are effective. Pupils’ behaviour has improved. They behave well and display good manners and positive attitudes to learning.