All Saints’ CofE School

Name All Saints’ CofE School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 October 2018
Address Slatefell Drive, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9BH
Phone Number 01900823431
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 203 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.5
Local Authority Cumbria
Percentage Free School Meals 14.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2%
Persisitent Absence 8.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

All Saints’ Primary and Nursery School is a smaller than the average-sized school catering for pupils and children aged three to 11. Sixteen places are available in the school’s specialist resource provision, which caters for pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities. At the time of the inspection, the resource base was at full capacity. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is well above average. The proportion of pupils who have education, health and care plans is well above average. Most children attend the Nursery class and many access the 30 hour provision. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and governors have maintained a good standard of education. Most pupils make good progress from their starting points and achieve well. Pupils are well cared for and are kept safe, they say that they feel secure and they know how to stay safe. A strong sense of inclusivity permeates the school. Leaders’ effective use of the pupil premium has resulted in there being little difference between the progress of disadvantaged pupils and that of their peers. The early years provides children in Nursery and Reception with a good start to their education. Staff focus well on helping children to develop good communication and language skills. Pupils’ skills in writing are much improved. Work to improve maths has begun, but there is still a lack of consistency in pupils being offered sufficient chances to reason and solve problems Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, including those in the resource provision, receive specialist support that ensures that they make good progress. The behaviour of pupils is good. They display lovely manners. They have respect, care for each other and are polite and friendly. The inclusive ethos that the governors and leaders have created plays a key role in the school’s success and popularity with parents. Teachers generally match work accurately to pupils’ abilities, but occasionally work can lack challenge, especially for the most able. Leaders’ monitoring of the quality of provision in English is rigorous and detailed. Subject leaders’ skills in subjects such as history and geography still require further development, however. The curriculum ensures that pupils gain a great deal from the many extra sporting, musical and artistic activities on offer.