|Name||Davyhulme Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||11 June 2013|
|Address||Canterbury Road, Davyhulme, Manchester, M41 0RX|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||525 (49% boys 51% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||27.7|
|Percentage Free School Meals||5.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||3.2%|
Information about this school
This is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. A few are from a mix of different cultural backgrounds but none speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported by school action is average. A below-average proportion of pupils are supported by school action plus or have a statement of special educational needs. The proportion known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below average. (The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children that are looked after by the local authority.) The school meets current floor standards which are the government’s minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress at the end of Year 6.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage get off to an excellent start. They make rapid progress, especially in their personal, social and communication skills. There is outstanding progress throughout the school. The proportions of pupils making better than expected progress year-on-year are high. Attainment at the end of Year 6 in reading, writing and mathematics has been well above average for the past three years. Current school assessments show that the trend is set to continue. Pupils’ behaviour and their attitudes to school are outstanding. Relationships throughout the school are excellent so pupils feel entirely safe. Attendance is consistently above average. Pupils thrive on the challenges provided for them to achieve both academically and in their personal development. The quality of teaching overall is outstanding and, typically, it is never less than good. Lessons are filled with learning activities that the pupils find to be challenging and fun. Marking quality, however, is not consistent across all subjects and classes in the school. Outstanding leadership has brought continued improvement in key areas of the school’s work since the previous inspection. The main thrust of school leaders’ and governors’ work has been to raise the quality of teaching to outstanding. Teachers’ performance is managed exceptionally well. The highest standards are set and the quality is checked robustly.