Wardley CofE Primary School

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About Wardley CofE Primary School

Name Wardley CofE Primary School
Website http://www.wardleyce.co.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Mark Foster
Address Moss Bank Road, Wardley, Manchester, M27 9XB
Phone Number 01619211098
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 232
Local Authority Salford
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher has taken the school from strength the strength. He is relentless in his determination to give the pupils at Wardley the best possible start to their education. Pupils are passionate about learning.

They enjoy grappling with the challenges their teachers set them, finding out about the world around them and developing their skills and interests. Children in the early years get off to a flying start. The classrooms and outdoor area are a hive of activity.

Children acquire early literacy and numeracy skills quickly. As a result, children make strong progress so that they are well prepared for Year 1. The oldest pupil...s set an excellent example, which is followed by younger pupils.

They work hard, behave sensibly, are kind to their friends and are respectful to their teachers. Wardley is a warm and welcoming school. Pupils are safe and cared for well.

Staff know their pupils very well and follow up on any concerns assiduously. The school has taken decisive and effective action to improve attendance. Leaders provide intensive support to those families who struggle to get their children to school.

Nonetheless, there remains a small minority of pupils who are persistently absent. Leaders have transformed pupils' academic achievement over the past few years. Pupils make strong progress across the school.

Almost all pupils achieve the expected standard for their age at the end of Years 2 and 6 in English and mathematics. Moreover, more pupils are exceeding these standards. Pupils are exceptionally well prepared for their move to high school at the end of Year 6.

They are confident, articulate and resilient young people, who are excited about their next steps. Subject leaders have stepped up to the mark. They make sure that they have a deep understanding of their subjects using a wide range of information.

They work well together to continually refine and improve the curriculum. Governors keep a close eye on the work of the school. They listen carefully to the views of parents, staff and pupils.

Governors take their responsibilities seriously, making sure that they have the skills and expertise required. They work well with the headteacher to provide strong strategic leadership. The school willingly offers support and training to colleagues across Salford.

Senior leaders share their experience and expertise in writing and the early years.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The headteacher, deputy headteacher and chair of the governing body were in post at the time of the previous inspection.

This school is slightly smaller than the average-sized primary school. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is in line with the national average.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils, who are supported by the pupil premium, is in line with the national average. In 2016, the school met the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. A before- and after-school club is run by the school.

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