Wombwell Park Street Primary School

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Wombwell Park Street Primary School


Name Wombwell Park Street Primary School
Website http://www.wombwellparkstreet.co.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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 Park Street, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 0HS
Phone Number 01226752029
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 341 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.3
Academy Sponsor Every Child Matters Academy Trust
Local Authority Barnsley
Percentage Free School Meals 22.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.5%
Persistent Absence 4.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.0%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

The inspirational leadership of the executive headteacher, coupled with highly skilled management of other leaders, has brought about significant improvements in teaching and pupils' behaviour. As a result, pupils are making increasingly rapid progress. Leaders, managers and governors at all levels focus strongly on ensuring that their actions always improve pupils' achievement.

Leaders have an exceptionally accurate view of the school's strengths and areas for development and provide high quality training and support for all staff. Pupils' conduct and attitudes are excellent. They show great respect for each other, their teachers and th...eir school.

Pupils are polite, respectful and readily take on additional responsibilities with maturity and confidence. Pupils feel very safe at school and know how to keep themselves safe. Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted effectively and enhances the school's caring atmosphere.

Consistently good teaching enables all pupils, including disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs, to achieve well. All pupils make good progress from their starting points and rates of progress are accelerating. Pupils who left Year 6 in 2014 made outstanding progress.

Early reading skills are taught most successfully and pupils reach levels which are above average in the Year 1 national reading check on phonics (the knowledge of letters and the sounds they make). Pupils go on to become confident readers who often read for pleasure. Children make good progress in the early years because teaching is good and it is well managed.

Children settle quickly because of the good quality nurturing they receive. Vibrant displays throughout the school show the breadth and balance of subjects taught. Governors are very knowledgeable.

They provide a good balance of challenge and support to senior leaders in order to make sure that teaching and achievement are consistently good. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always challenge the most able pupils and these pupils do not always build on the levels they achieve in the previous key stage. Although making good progress, disadvantaged pupils are not yet reaching the same standards as other pupils in the school or nationally.

Information about this school

This school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The early years provision comprises a Nursery, a Reception class and a mixed Reception and Year 1 class. Children attend the nursery on a part-time basis, either in the morning or the afternoon.

Most pupils are White British and almost all speak English as their first language. Approximately a quarter of the pupils in the school have special educational needs. This is above average.

A fifth of all pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which is slightly lower than the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding provided for disadvantaged pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or who are looked after by the local authority. Before- and after-school care is provided by the school.

The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress by the end of Year 6. The leadership structure has changed since the previous inspection. An executive headteacher now oversees the leadership and management of this school along with two other partner schools.

She is also a National Leader of Education and provides support to other local schools. The head of school has responsibility for the strategic direction and the daily running of the school. She is supported by a deputy headteacher and an assistant headteacher.