|Name||Bretherton Endowed Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||30 November 2012|
|Address||South Road, Bretherton, Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 9AH|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||108 (64% boys 36% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.1|
|Percentage Free School Meals||8.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||9.3%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a much smaller-than-average primary school. There are three mixed-age classes and one class which comprises Year 6 pupils. The school meets the current government floor targets, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, is low. The percentage of pupils supported at school action is below average; the percentage supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also below that usually found. Most pupils are White British. There are currently no pupils with English as an additional language. The school holds the Race Equality Mark and is a nationally accredited Healthy School. It also has the Eco School (silver award) and the Activemark for its work in physical education and sport. The Ark Out of School Club shares the school’s site but is not administered by the school governing body. It therefore receives a separate inspection and a separate report, which is available on the Ofsted website.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. Pupils’ progress across the school has improved markedly since the previous inspection and their achievement is now outstanding. They reach high standards in reading, writing and mathematics by the time they leave at the end of Year 6. They listen intently, speak confidently, write creatively and read widely. The school is now placing emphasis on encouraging them to share their love of reading with their classmates even more. They solve increasingly complex mathematical problems with accuracy and their calculation skills are much better than usually seen. The quality of teaching is outstanding and the work and activities provided in lessons meet the needs and interests of pupils of all levels of ability. Pupils thrive on the excellent questioning of their teachers and teaching assistants and enjoy thinking and finding things out for themselves. Marking is of the highest quality and contains detailed advice on how pupils can improve their work. Pupils are very proud of their school and of all those connected with it. They are very eager to learn and their behaviour in lessons and at breaks and lunchtimes cannot be faulted. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, too, children behave outstandingly well and approach their work, their classmates and their surroundings with a maturity which belies their years. Pupils feel safe in school and know how to keep themselves safe outside its walls. They take on a variety of responsibilities, support a range of charities and educate each other about the importance of saving energy and looking after the environment. Outstanding leadership by the headteacher has led to marked improvements in all areas of school life since the previous inspection. His views on how the school can improve further are shared by all staff, and there are high levels of teamwork as a result. Members of the governing body have an accurate view of how well the school is doing. They support the school and hold it to account rigorously.