St Nicholas Church of England Primary School

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St Nicholas Church of England Primary School

Name St Nicholas Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Nicholas Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool, L23 6TS
Phone Number 01519241204
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 213 (52.6% boys 47.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.0
Local Authority Sefton
Percentage Free School Meals 6.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.3%
Persistent Absence 5.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.0%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils' achievement is outstanding. They make excellent progress, often exceeding the progress expected for primary age pupils across the country.

They reach high standards of attainment in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Outstanding teaching means that after an excellent start in the Reception class pupils continue to build on their knowledge and skills, year by year, as they move up through the school. Teachers' high expectations bring out the very best in pupils.

There is a well-judged balance between challenge and support in lessons and pupils are given excellent guidance on how to keep on improving work. Pupils who are disabled or have special educational needs are supported extremely well, so that they can take part fully in school life and achieve to the best of their ability. Pupils are proud of their school.

They contribute in many ways to making it a happy place for everyone, including acting as influential school councillors. Pupils' behaviour is exemplary. They feel extremely safe, they are happy and secure, and ready and able to learn and progress successfully.

They have trusting relationships with the adults in school. Their attendance is above average. The headteacher's excellent leadership is strongly supported by an effective deputy headteacher, by very knowledgeable governors and by staff at every level in the school.

Information gained from the reviews of pupils' progress that take place each term is shared, so that leaders, including governors, can measure how well the school is doing. However, it needs to be to be presented in a more concise form than the current, very detailed reports in order to make its use even more effective. There is a relentless pursuit of ongoing improvement and the school has continued to improve since it was last inspected, including pupils' achievement and the quality of teaching.

Parents are highly appreciative of the excellent quality of education provided for their children.

Information about this school

The school is similar in size to most other primary schools. Most pupils are White British, with English as their home language.

A very small minority of pupils, from a range of backgrounds and heritages, speak English as their additional language. Currently, no pupils are at an early stage of learning English. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average.

The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium funding is below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after by the local authority.

The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress. The on-site breakfast club and after-school club are managed by a private provider and are subject to separate inspection by Ofsted. Reports are available on the Ofsted website.