Acre Hall Primary School

Name Acre Hall Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 December 2018
Address Irlam Road, Flixton, Urmston, Manchester, M41 6NA
Phone Number 01617484356
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 305 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.7
Academy Sponsor The Dunham Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 22%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.5%

Information about this school

The school is part of the Dunham multi-academy trust. The headteacher is supported in her role my members of the board of trustees. The school has a local governing body that reports to the multi-academy trust board of trustees. The school has a 30-place resourced provision of three classes that caters for pupils with social, communication and language difficulties and pupils identified as having autism spectrum disorder. The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is higher than the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, governors and trustees have ensured that the school provides pupils with a good standard of education. School leaders receive effective support from the Dunham Trust. Leaders have created clear and precise development plans. The evaluation of the school’s effectiveness is accurate. Good teaching, learning and assessment enable pupils in all year groups to make good progress in English and mathematics. Sometimes, the most able pupils do not have enough opportunities to develop their writing in depth across the curriculum. Occasionally, the younger pupils in key stage 2 do not apply their knowledge of phonics in their spelling. School attendance has improved significantly. However, the number of pupils who are persistently absent remains above the national average. Parents and carers are very supportive of the school, they say that their children are well cared for and safe. The behaviour of pupils is good. Pupils are well-mannered and articulate. They have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe. School leaders have implemented a new curriculum. However, pupils do not have enough opportunities to develop subject-specific skills in science and history. Pupils have a secure understanding of equality and diversity. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is well developed. Pupils are prepared effectively for life in modern Britain. Pupils are competent mathematicians. They apply a wide range of mathematical skills to different situations. Children in the early years make good progress. They enjoy many opportunities to develop their communication and language skills. Pupils attending the resourced provision and those across the school with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make good progress in a wide range of subjects. Governors have ensured that the pupil premium has been spent effectively so that disadvantaged pupils make good progress in a wide range of subjects.