St Richard’s Catholic Primary School, Skelmersdale

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About St Richard’s Catholic Primary School, Skelmersdale

Name St Richard’s Catholic Primary School, Skelmersdale
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs J Jackson
Address Sandy Lane, Skelmersdale, WN8 8LQ
Phone Number 01695722346
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 231
Local Authority Lancashire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

This highly successful school fully lives out its mission as a 'caring, family community'. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage settle very quickly and make outstanding progress from their individual starting points. This is because of exceptional partnerships established with parents and adults in the 'wrap-around' provision.

Between Years 1 and 6, pupils' achievement is outstanding. They make outstanding progress in reading, writing and mathematics. All adults have very high expectations of all pupils and relationships are exceptional.

Even though teaching is outstanding overall, teachers do not always ensure h...igh quality marking, to help pupils to improve their learning, is applied in all subjects of the curriculum. Pupils' behaviour and attitudes to learning are exemplary. Pupils say, and their parents fully agree, that they feel completely safe.

Pupils thoroughly enjoy their lessons. The curriculum provides extremely well for the pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Exceptional leadership at all levels, including the governors, creates a community of like-minded leaders who never settle for less than the best, not only for pupils in this school, but also for pupils in the many other schools it supports.

This continued drive to improve ensures teaching and pupils' achievement are outstanding.

Information about this school

This is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is 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 that are looked after.) The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs 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 school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress. There is 'wrap-around' provision including breakfast and after-school clubs that is not managed by the school and subject to a separate inspection by Ofsted. It is a partner in the Shares Consortium, developing collaborative learning activities with other schools and providing initial teacher training.

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