Bleasdale Church of England Primary School Closed

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Bleasdale Church of England Primary School Closed

Name Bleasdale Church of England Primary School Closed
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 24 September 2015
Address Bleasdale Estate, Bleasdale, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 1UY
Phone Number 0199561307
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 50%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportions of pupils from ethnic backgrounds other than White British are much smaller than the national average. There are no pupils who speak English as an additional language. There are no pupils who are disabled or who have special educational needs. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional government funding which supports pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority) is lower than the national average. There are very few such pupils in the current Year 6. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Children in the early years attend full time in a class with Key Stage 1 pupils. The school is federated with another small school. The headteacher is headteacher of both schools, which work together to help strengthen teaching and learning for both communities.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The school is well led by the headteacher. Leaders are ambitious and have high expectations of staff and pupils alike. This has sharpened the focus on improving the quality of teaching. The governing body knows the school well and both challenges and supports leaders to ensure that improvements to teaching and pupils’ achievement continue. This has improved since the last inspection. Achievement of pupils is good. Pupils make good progress from their different starting points. The progress made by disadvantaged pupils, disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is good. The quality of teaching is consistently good. Teachers plan their lessons very well, making sure activities and tasks are interesting so that pupils are engaged in their learning. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent. They are proud of their school, are keen to please and are very welcoming to visitors. Pupils are kept very safe at the school. They say that they feel safe and well cared for. The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well. Pupils are aware of British values, such as respect for each other and their backgrounds. The early years provision is good. Children quickly settle into routines and have the chance to experience a wide range of activities. They make good progress because their individual needs are well understood. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always give pupils sufficiently useful feedback and/or time to review what they are learning to ensure that knowledge, understanding and skills are deepened. The outcomes of the monitoring of teaching and learning are not always collated and translated into improvement plans that will have a clear impact on improving teaching and learning.