Summerhill Primary School


Name Summerhill Primary School
Website http://www.summerhillprimary.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 February 2014
Address Poverty Lane, Maghull, Liverpool, Merseyside, L31 3DT
Phone Number 01515261343
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 205 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.5
Local Authority Sefton
Percentage Free School Meals 5.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

Summerhill is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium is below average. This is additional government funding for specific groups, such as those known to be eligible for free school meals or who are in the care of the local authority. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is a little below average, while the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well above average. Nearly all pupils are of White British background. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which represent the minimum expectation for progress and attainment in English and mathematics. There is provision for before- and after-school activities on the school site but they are not managed by the governing body and are inspected separately. At the time of the last inspection the headteacher was away from school, taking a period of sabbatical leave. She returned in September 2011.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The achievement of pupils and the progress they make from their starting points is good. They make an excellent start in the Reception class. Many pupils make more than expected progress. The school welcomes pupils with a range of disabilities and special educational needs, which are sometimes quite severe, and helps them to do very well, socially as well as in their learning. Teaching is good. Teachers are very committed to their pupils, whom they get to know really well and meet their individual needs.. Behaviour throughout the school is excellent and helps to create a very positive learning atmosphere. Pupils want to do their best and they enjoy their learning. Pupils report they feel very safe, which is equally true of those who could be quite vulnerable, such as those with physical disabilities. Leaders have a clear vision for continuous improvement and strong support from the staff in driving the school forward. Leaders provide effective support for staff to develop their expertise. In turn, this has led to the school improving, rising standards and pupils making better progress since the last inspection. Governors play a prominent and constructive role in the school. They carry out their role in a highly effective way and play a key role in supporting school improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough of the teaching is outstanding. Not all the teachers are fully confident in implementing the assessment policy, using technology in their lessons and addressing pupils’ different learning needs. The role of key subject leaders has not yet developed fully in terms of checking their subject, observing teaching, modelling best practice and supporting training.