|Name||Accrington Hyndburn Park Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||06 February 2013|
|Address||Park Road, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1ST|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||500 (44% boys 56% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||16.7%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||83.8%|
Information about this school
This is a much larger than average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of Pakistani heritage. The remainder is mainly White British. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above average. The proportion of pupils in the school who are supported through the pupil premium is above the national average. The proportion of pupils supported by school action is above average. The proportion supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. Since the previous inspection there have been a significant number of staffing changes. The headteacher is an associate school adviser within the local authority.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils enjoy coming to this very happy and caring school, where they find learning interesting and exciting. Achievement has improved rapidly over the past three years. Most pupils now make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Standards have risen at the end of both key stages. Teaching is good and some is outstanding. Teachers have excellent relationships with pupils and want them to do as well as they can. Pupils therefore work hard and are keen to do their best. Pupils feel safe, behave well and care about each other. They feel valued and respected. There is a wide range of activities which help pupils learn basic skills and which stimulate their enjoyment of learning. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness is developing well. The headteacher provides strong leadership. Her vision and determination are shared by other senior leaders. Since the last inspection, they have taken highly effective action to improve teaching and achievement. All staff are equally ambitious for the school. Governors know the school well. They are very supportive and have helped to drive improvements since the last inspection. The school is well placed to improve further. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet outstanding and the best practice seen is not consistent across the school. Not enough pupils reach standards higher than those expected for their age in reading, writing and mathematics.