Westfield Community School

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About Westfield Community School

Name Westfield Community School
Website http://www.westfield.wigan.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Mrs Sharon Baker
Address Montrose Avenue, Pemberton, Wigan, WN5 9XN
Phone Number 01942776007
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 470
Local Authority Wigan
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils' achievement is outstanding.

From very low starting points on entry to school they make excellent progress, often exceeding national progress expectations for primary school pupils. By the end of Year 6, most pupils reach, and some exceed, the expected levels of attainment for their age in reading, writing and mathematics. Teachers' high expectations bring out the very best in pupils.

Learning activities are extremely well matched to pupils' individual needs and interests. This combines with a rich and vibrant curriculum to make learning relevant and fun. Pupils with special educational needs, including those in the extra ...places funded by the local authority, are extremely well provided for, take part fully in all aspects of school life and are enabled to achieve well.

Children quickly become enthusiastic learners in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Excellent teaching, high-quality extended care and a range of additional services on site all contribute significantly to their outstanding achievement. Pupils' behaviour is exemplary.

Because they feel safe, happy and secure they are able to enjoy successful learning. They are proud of their school and contribute in many ways to making it a happy place for everyone, including acting as influential school councillors. The headteacher's excellent and highly strategic leadership is supported by talented senior staff and by effective middle leaders.

Knowledgeable governors and a united staff team share a firm resolve to achieve the very best possible outcomes for every pupil. The pursuit of ongoing improvement is relentless and the school has continued to improve since its last inspection. Standards in reading, in particular, have risen significantly in recent times and this has increased pupils' capacity to learn and progress across all the subjects.

Parents are very pleased with their children's achievement in school. Teachers' excellent marking and advice in English and mathematics help pupils to keep on improving their work. The school has identified that this guidance is sometimes not quite as effective in the other subjects, however, and work is under way to address some minor inconsistencies.

Information about this school

The school is larger in size than most other primary schools. Most pupils are White British, with English as their home language. A very small minority of pupils are from a range of other backgrounds and heritages, although currently no pupils are at an early stage of learning English.

The proportion of pupils supported through school action is average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school is funded by its local authority to provide nine additional places for pupils with autism or with speech and language difficulties.

The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium funding is well above average. (This additional government funding is provided for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after by the local authority.) Around one third of the children who attend the school's Nursery classes transfer to Reception classes at other schools at the end of the year.

The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress. The school has a Children's Centre on site. The centre is managed by the headteacher.

The pre-school operates as an integrated service with a voluntary provider. The Children's Centre and its wraparound provision were not part of this inspection. The most recent inspection reports for both the centre and the childcare provision are available on the Ofsted website.

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