Whiston Willis Primary Academy

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Whiston Willis Primary Academy


Name Whiston Willis Primary Academy
Website http://www.whistonwillis.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Milton Avenue, Whiston, Prescot, L35 2XY
Phone Number 01514778270
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 319 (48.9% boys 51.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.6
Academy Sponsor Wade Deacon Trust
Local Authority Knowsley
Percentage Free School Meals 34%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.9%
Persisitent Absence 10.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 14%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (11 September 2013)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Information about this school

Whiston Willis Community Primary is larger than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. A small number of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds and a small proportion speaks English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, including those known to be eligible for free school meals, is above the national average. (The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children that are looked after.) The school met the government’s current floor standards in 2012, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. The school runs a breakfast club and after-school club for its pupils.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. As a result of good provision, children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make good progress from their starting points. Teaching is good and some is outstanding. As a result, pupils make good progress and some make outstanding progress during their time at the school. Attainment has improved over the last three years, particularly the proportions of pupils reaching the expected and higher levels in reading and mathematics at Key Stage 1 in 2013. Pupils feel safe and behaviour is good. They have positive attitudes and are keen to learn which contributes well to their learning. Attendance has improved in the last year and is now at national average. The curriculum provides pupils with a wide range of enrichment opportunities which prepares them well for the next stage in their education. It effectively supports their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The quality of leadership and management is good. The headteacher, senior leaders and governors have a clear view of how well the school is doing and what it needs to do to improve the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement further. The governing body is well informed and provides good challenge and support to help the school improve further. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is yet outstanding. Marking does not always give pupils enough guidance on how to improve. There are not enough opportunities for pupils to practise their writing skills in other subjects and check their written work. Pupils do not always start tasks when they are ready to. Middle leaders do not yet check regularly enough the on-going progress of different groups of pupils.