Bryn St Peter’s CofE Primary School

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Bryn St Peter’s CofE Primary School

Name Bryn St Peter’s CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 January 2012
Address Downall Green Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, Lancashire, WN4 0DL
Phone Number 01942204041
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 201 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.1
Local Authority Wigan
Percentage Free School Meals 20.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2%
Persisitent Absence 5.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the school

This is a smaller than average primary school. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage and very few pupils have English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is average. The percentage of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is below average and the proportion of those having a statement of special educational needs is low. The school meets the government floor standard for pupils at the end of Year 6. The school has achieved Healthy School status and gained the Eco Green Flag award. There is a children’s centre on site and this was inspected at the same time as the school. In addition, the privately managed childcare provision has been recently inspected. The outcomes of both are in separate reports available on the Ofsted website. Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

Key Findings

This is a good school. Standards have improved over the last three years and pupils’ attainment is above average in reading, writing and mathematics, as demonstrated in the 2011 Key Stage 2 statutory tests in English and mathematics. Good teaching in mathematics ensured that half the pupils in Year 6 achieved the higher Level 5. In Key Stage 1 standards have been rising and are broadly average overall. In reading, standards are above average. In the Early Years Foundation Stage children are challenged well through stimulating activities and make good progress as a result. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs are well supported and make good progress. Teaching is good overall, though it is not as consistently effective in Key Stage 1 classes as it is in Key Stage 2. Most lessons are interesting for pupils and move at a brisk pace. Good links are made between subjects and visits out of school enrich the curriculum well. Good partnerships exist with local high schools and specialist teachers work with pupils to develop their modern foreign language skills and information and communication technology (ICT) skills well. Pupils behave well in lessons and around school and respond well to teachers’ praise and rewards. Where learning is challenging and well matched to their needs, pupils show high levels of interest and motivation. Pupils say that respect is shown between staff and pupils and between pupils. They speak warmly about the way adults encourage and help them to learn. The school’s strong ethos based on clear moral values underpins the way adults and pupils treat each other. The headteacher and senior staff have an accurate view of the school’s relative strengths and weaknesses. Actions to improve the school since the last inspection have been successful and standards have risen, particularly in Key Stage 2 where progress is more consistently good than in Key Stage 1. Effective policies are in place to ensure that pupils’ behaviour is good and they are safe in school. The governing body supports senior leaders effectively.