Whitby Heath Primary School

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About Whitby Heath Primary School

Name Whitby Heath Primary School
Website http://www.whitbyheath.cheshire.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Emma Williams
Address Wyedale, Whitby, Ellesmere Port, CH65 6RJ
Phone Number 01513551781
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 415 (47.7% boys 52.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.3
Local Authority Cheshire West and Chester
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils of all abilities achieve outstandingly well from their starting points in English, mathematics and a wide range of subjects in this highly successful school.

They reach well above average standards by the time they leave. Children in the Reception classes make excellent progress and are very well prepared for Year 1. They are happy, inquisitive and thoughtful.

Those pupils supported by the pupil premium make excellent progress and reach standards close to those of their peers. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make similar, excellent progress to other pupils in the school. Pupils benefit from special...ist programmes and interventions to ensure that they achieve as well as they can.

Pupils' reading is wide and frequent within a school culture that strongly encourages it. Writing standards are high with pupils coached to fluent expression appropriate to a broad range of contexts. Whilst pupils are increasingly confident in their use of information and communication technology (ICT), there is potential to provide even greater opportunities for pupils to advance their learning via new technologies.

Teaching is outstanding. Highly effective teachers and teaching assistant teams create a strong learning culture with high expectations for the achievement of all pupils in every classroom. Pupils are extremely well behaved and feel very safe.

They relish their many opportunities for responsibilities in the school and develop as confident individuals. The headteacher and deputy headteacher provide inspirational leadership. Their crystal clear sense of purpose allied to incisive direction, has driven exceptionally rapid improvement in teaching and achievement in the school.

Leaders receive excellent support from a highly-talented, buoyant staff and a committed governing body that is not afraid to take decisive action when required. As a result, the rapid improvement in the school is being securely sustained. Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are fostered exceptionally well within a caring and aspirational community.

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The large majority of pupils are from White British families. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is average.

The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and receive the pupil premium is average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, for children who are looked after by the local authority and children from service families. The proportion of pupils supported by school action is average for schools nationally.

The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is lower than the national average. The school meets the government's current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school has several new leaders and teachers since the previous inspection.

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