|Name||Alexandra Park Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||05 February 2019|
|Address||Bombay Road, Edgeley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK3 9RF|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||415 (53% boys 47% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||26.1|
|Percentage Free School Meals||12.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.7%|
Information about this school
The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The great majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds and speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils who receive support for SEND is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium funding is above the national average.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school The school is very well led and managed. Leaders have a strong vision for the school and ensure that all decisions are based on the findings of rigorous research. Staff at all levels have extensive opportunities to apply and extend their expertise and to work as a team to contribute to the leadership of the school. They enjoy working at the school and are proud to do so. Leaders take the welfare of staff and pupils very seriously. They are currently investing in additional resources to support this aspect of the school’s work. The governors are committed and well informed and provide leaders with an appropriate balance of support and challenge. Pupils enjoy coming to school and feel safe there. They know how to keep themselves safe in a range of situations. Standards across the school are high. Pupils of all abilities, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), make very rapid progress. Disadvantaged pupils make particularly impressive progress. The curriculum is very well thought through and ensures that pupils make good progress across a broad range of subjects. The provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is very strong. The pupils are very well behaved inside and outside classrooms. They treat each other, adults and visitors with politeness and respect. Teachers have very high aspirations for the pupils. They have very good subject knowledge, plan their work carefully and check on pupils’ progress so that anyone falling behind can quickly be given additional help. There is a very strong sense of community in the school. Parents and carers hold the school in high regard. Early years provision is very well led, and staff are well qualified and experienced. Children make rapid progress during their time there.