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All Saints Church of England Primary School Marple


Name All Saints Church of England Primary School Marple
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 March 2014
Address Brickbridge Road, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 7BQ
Phone Number 01614273008
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 213 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.1
Percentage Free School Meals 8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.9%

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported by school action is average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also average. The proportion of pupils who receive the pupil premium funding is broadly average. (The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children that are looked after by the local authority.) The large majority of pupils are from White British heritage. A higher proportion of pupils than usual join the school in year groups other than Reception or leave before Year 6. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The headteacher was acting headteacher at the time of the previous inspection and was appointed permanently to the post shortly afterwards. Several teachers are new to the school since the previous inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher provides clear, enthusiastic and determined leadership. She is strongly supported by senior leaders and an effective governing body. Consequently, the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement has improved well since the previous inspection. Pupils of all abilities make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics and are well-prepared for the next stage of their education. Children make a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They are happy, inquisitive and eager to learn as a result. Pupils are polite, hard-working and well-behaved. They feel safe and well cared for. The quality of teaching is good. It is sometimes outstanding. Pupils are motivated and engaged by the use of stimulating resources including information and communication technology (ICT), role-play and through real-life problem-solving activities. Imaginative homework makes a good contribution to many aspects of pupils’ progress. Pupils’ health and well-being and personal development are promoted well. Exciting themes and visits develop their understanding of themselves and their world. They regularly participate in a range of sporting, artistic and musical activities. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils’ progress is sometimes not the best it could be because teaching assistants and other adults in the class are not always deployed effectively. Occasionally, marking and feedback do not fully contribute to improving pupils’ achievement. Some subject leaders do not yet have sufficient knowledge of strengths and weaknesses in their areas of responsibility.