|Name||Adswood Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||10 June 2015|
|Address||Garners Lane, Adswood, Stockport, Cheshire, SK3 8PQ|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||330 (49% boys 51% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.1|
|Percentage Free School Meals||33.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||6.7%|
Information about this school
Adswood is larger than the average-sized primary school. There have been many changes in staffing since the time of the previous inspection, including the leader of the early years unit and the appointment of three newly-qualified teachers in September 2014. The school provides training and support for other schools in the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is well above average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils, those eligible for support through the pupil premium, is more than twice national average. The pupil premium is additional funding that the school receives for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are in the care of the local authority. Virtually all pupils are of White British heritage and speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils who join the school other than at the usual time is well-above average. Children attend part-time in the nursery in the morning or afternoon and full-time in the Reception class. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. The headteacher is an inspirational leader who, together with the senior leadership team, enthuses staff with her vision and passionate drive for continual development and improvement. Strong respectful relationships are at the heart of the school’s work. All staff show the same level of care and concern towards all pupils and their families. Pupils feel they are looked after very well. All adults throughout the school do an excellent job of enabling pupils to improve their confidence, resilience and view of themselves as successful learners. Teaching and the progress made by children in the early years is outstanding because of extremely effective leadership. Teaching is good. Well-planned and often exciting activities engage pupils in their learning. Pupils’ outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development underpins the school’s strengths. The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. They work hard to meet the high expectations set for them by all staff. Pupils enjoy being in school and say they feel extremely safe, secure and well cared for. Governors are extremely well informed about the school’s work. They use their detailed knowledge to provide a strong level of challenge and support to the school’s leadership. The school is held in very high regard by the local authority. The overwhelming majority of parents hold the school in high esteem. The school is extremely well placed to improve further. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Occasionally, the work set is not hard enough to enable pupils to reach the highest standards of which they are capable. Teachers do not always adjust their teaching well enough or re-shape activities to ensure that pupils receive sufficient challenge throughout lessons to enable them to make the progress of which they are capable. Pupils do not have enough opportunities to apply their mathematical skills to problem-solving activities.