St Peter’s CofE Primary School

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About St Peter’s CofE Primary School


Name St Peter’s CofE Primary School
Website http://www.st-peters.st-helens.sch.uk/
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Address Birley Street, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9UR
Phone Number 01744678630
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 248 (48.4% boys 51.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.7
Local Authority St. Helens
Percentage Free School Meals 6.00%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.6%
Persistent Absence 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.4%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

Pupils make excellent progress from starting points that are generally below average. At the end of Year 6 pupils achieve standards in reading and mathematics that are well above the national average. Standards in writing, although above national levels, are not quite as high as in reading and mathematics.

Pupils do not always have enough opportunity to apply their writing skills across the curriculum. High quality teaching ensures that pupils learn extremely well. It is consistently at least good, and a good proportion is outstanding.

Teachers plan lessons that stimulate, motivate and engage pupils. Teachers know pupils... very well and set work that enables all pupils to make rapid progress, including those who are eligible for the pupil premium, and those who are disabled or have special educational needs. Teachers challenge pupils to do well and high quality marking ensures that pupils know what they need to do to improve.

Pupils' progress is very carefully monitored, and any slower progress is quickly addressed. Occasionally, in some lessons, teachers provide unnecessary explanations and pupils do not have enough opportunity to think deeply or work things out for themselves. Pupils' behaviour is outstanding in lessons and around the school.

They enjoy school, have very positive attitudes to learning and get on extremely well together. There are excellent relationships between pupils and staff and these are a key strength of the school. Pupils feel completely safe in school and say that bullying is very rare.

They are very well cared for. The school has an enriched curriculum that engages pupils in their learning and makes a strong contribution to their outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The school is extremely well led and managed.

The headteacher, senior leaders and governors have high ambitions for the school and relentlessly pursue excellence in all areas. They have secured improvements to the quality of teaching and pupils' achievement since the previous inspection.

Information about this school

The school is an average-sized primary school.

Pupils are taught in eight classes from the Reception Year to Year 6, including some mixed-age classes. The vast majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children looked after by the local authority and children from service families) is well-below average.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported at school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well-below average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics.