|Name||Alice Ingham Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary Academy|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Inadequate
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
|Inspection Date||24 May 2016|
|Address||Millgate, Halifax Road, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 2NU|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||156 (49% boys 51% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.8|
|Academy Sponsor||St Teresa Of Calcutta Catholic Academy Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||43.6%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||14.7%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||12.8%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported through the government’s pupil premium funding is well above average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage, with English as a first language. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is above average. The proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is well above average. The school does not meet the government’s floor standard, which is the minimum expectation for attainment and progress. The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information about the impact of pupil premium spending, provision for pupils with special educational needs or disability, and governance on its website.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an inadequate school Leaders have failed to make the improvements required following the previous inspection. Standards have been below or significantly below average for several years. They show little, if any, sign of improvement. There has been a very high turnover of staff, which means that there has been no stability in pupils’ learning. The quality of teaching is inadequate. The school’s policies for teaching, learning and marking are not being implemented and very little has been done to tackle this. Pupils of all abilities are not making enough progress. In too many instances, they are going backwards in their learning. Pupils show little thirst for learning because the work that they are asked to complete is not challenging enough. The quality of provision in the early years is inadequate. Leaders do not know what children can do when they join the school and cannot track the progress that they make. Leadership and management are inadequate and the governing body is currently leaderless. The school has the following strengths Pupils behave well in the playground and around the school. The school makes good provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils are safe and feel safe at the school.