Abram Bryn Gates Primary School


Name Abram Bryn Gates Primary School
Website http://www.bryngates.wigan.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 27 February 2018
Address Lily Lane, Bamfurlong, Wigan, Lancashire, WN2 5JT
Phone Number 01942866392
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 176 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.4
Percentage Free School Meals 23.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.7%

Information about this school

This is a smaller-than-average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. The school met the government’s floor standards in 2017. These are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Since the previous inspection, leaders have not ensured that pupils make good progress across the school. It is too soon to see the impact of leaders’ new arrangements on pupils’ progress. Pupils do not have consistent opportunities to deepen their knowledge, skills and understanding across the curriculum. Middle leaders do not make enough difference to the quality of teaching and to pupils’ progress in their subject areas. Leaders do not make sure teachers assess precisely enough pupils’ learning in the foundation subjects of the national curriculum. In spite of some recent improvements in the quality of teaching, not enough pupils are making strong progress. Teachers do not consistently challenge pupils’ learning so they make the progress of which they are capable. In key stage 2, pupils do not make as much progress in reading and mathematics as they do in writing. Although the school’s data indicates an improving picture, pupils’ attainment in key stage 1 is low. In the last two years, too few pupils reached both the expected and higher standard. Disadvantaged pupils in the school do not make as much progress as other pupils. Pupils’ attendance is improving but is still below the national average. The school has the following strengths Leaders are creating a strong, shared vision among staff for improving the school. They are tackling the legacy of underachievement and are now held more rigorously to account by governors. The proportion of key stage 1 pupils achieving the expected standard in phonics is above the national figure. Children in the early years learn successfully and make good progress. Staff prepare them well for the next stage of their education. The personal development, behaviour and welfare of pupils is a high priority in the school. Pupils are polite, confident and caring. They are enthusiastic learners.