|Name||Treales Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||25 June 2013|
|Address||Church Road, Treales, Near Kirkham, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 3SH|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||52 (48% boys 52% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||16.7|
|Percentage Free School Meals||9.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||23.1%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The overwhelming majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below the national average. (Pupil premium is additional funding provided by the government to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after by the local authority and the children of service families). The proportion of pupils supported through school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. Pupils are taught in mixed-age classes, with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage being taught alongside Year 1 pupils. All other pupils are taught in two classes. The school runs a breakfast club and an after-school club. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. There have been a number of changes of staff, including a new headteacher in September 2012, since the last inspection.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. The school is led well by the new headteacher. He has created an effective and cohesive staff team which is dedicated to ensuring continued improvements in the quality of teaching and achievement. The quality of teaching is typically good. As a result pupils achieve well. Lessons are planned carefully and pupils respond well, showing interest and enthusiasm for learning. Attendance is above average and the school promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. Pupils behave well and feel very safe. They thoroughly enjoy school and are keen to do their best. Pupils in Year 6 are well-prepared for the next stage in their education. Governors understand the important role they play in school improvement and provide a good balance of support and challenge for the school. Parents express confidence in the school. All those who completed Parent View would recommend this school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some inconsistencies remain in the quality of teaching and not enough is outstanding in order to secure pupils’ outstanding achievement. When marking pupils’ books teachers do not always give clear enough ‘next steps’ in learning, or time to respond to their guidance. Occasionally, lessons do not move on quickly enough and some pupils do not know exactly what is expected of them.