St Veronica’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Helmshore

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About St Veronica’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Helmshore

Name St Veronica’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Helmshore
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs NICOLA WHITE
Address Raven Avenue, Helmshore, BB4 4EZ
Phone Number 07798628043
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 161
Local Authority Lancashire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

The school is an extremely cohesive community with a very strong family atmosphere and a clear set of values which underpin everything it does. The headteacher, staff and governors relentlessly pursue excellence in all areas of the school's work, and are dedicated to providing opportunities to maximise the potential of every pupil, through outstanding teaching. As a result pupils' achievement is outstanding.

High attainment has been maintained and pupils make excellent progress whatever their starting points. In Key Stage 1 while pupils achieve very well in writing, they do not do quite as well as in reading and mathematics. They... do not always have enough opportunity to apply their writing skills across the curriculum.

Teachers challenge pupils to do well and high quality marking and feedback ensure that pupils know what they need to do to improve. Pupils' progress throughout their time in the school is carefully monitored and any underperformance is quickly addressed. Relationships between staff and pupils are excellent and are a key strength of the school.

Pupils are well known as individuals by their teachers and teaching assistants who meet their needs very well. Occasionally in lessons pupils are not always given enough time to work on their own. Pupils' behaviour is outstanding.

They behave very well in lessons and around the school. They get on extremely well together and have very positive attitudes to learning. Pupils feel completely safe in school.

They have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe and have great confidence in the adults in the school. The school has an enriched curriculum that highly engages all pupils and contributes to their outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. All of the parents in the online Parent View survey would recommend the school to others.

Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized primary school, with six classes. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children in local authority care) is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action is below average.

The proportion supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is around average. The vast majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

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