|Name||Tarleton Mere Brow Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||11 December 2013|
|Address||The Gravel, Mere Brow, Tarleton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 6JX|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||85 (51% boys 49% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.5|
|Percentage Free School Meals||9.6%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||15.3%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a much smaller than average sized school. Numbers on roll are rising. The proportion of pupils with disabilities or special educational needs varies widely from year to year. The proportion of pupils currently being supported through school action is higher than average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is about average. A smaller than average proportion of pupils is known to be eligible for the pupil premium. The pupil premium is additional funding for those children who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after and children from service families. In this school all the pupils attracting this funding are those known to be eligible for free school meals. All pupils are White British. There are slightly more girls than boys. In 2013 there were fewer than 11 Year 6 pupils so there is no reporting of the school’s performance against floor standards. Leaders, managers and governors are well advanced in negotiations to make Nursery provision within the school. In such a small school, there is no formal ‘middle management’ but all staff take on specific responsibilities for subjects and aspects that they lead and manage.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. All groups of pupils achieve well. The best progress is seen in Key Stage 2 and in mathematics across the whole school. Attainment and progress have been rapidly improving over the last two years. Attainment at the end of Year 6 is above average. Good teaching is helping pupils to make faster progress and to behave well. Teachers are particularly good at making sure that pupils know what they are expected to learn in each lesson. Behaviour is good. Pupils know how important it is to represent the school and themselves well through developing good social and moral values. Leadership, management and governance are good. An effective drive for improvement has been strongly focussed on improving teaching and learning. Teachers are being given good guidance and training. Leaders, managers and governors have a good understanding of what makes the school good and what needs to be done to make it even better. This gives the school a good capacity for further improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching. There are times when teachers do not make it clear enough what pupils need to do to improve their work in order to exceed expectations rather than just meeting them. Reading results are not as good as those for writing and mathematics. Opportunities are missed to promote reading more strongly in subjects other than English.