Delph Primary School

Name Delph Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 June 2013
Address Denshaw Road, Delph, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL3 5HN
Phone Number 01617707600
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 201 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.8
Local Authority Oldham
Percentage Free School Meals 6.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage and very few pupils speak English as an additional language. A below-average proportion are eligible for the pupil premium which, in this school, provides additional government funding for children in local authority care and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils identified with special educational needs supported through school action is below average, as is the proportion identified with special educational needs supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. In 2012 the school met the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. Before- and after-school care is provided on the school site and is run by an independent company. Early Years Registered Provision (Delph Pre-School) is based within the school and managed by the governing body. Both of these provisions are inspected separately by Ofsted and reports are available on the Ofsted website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils’ achievement is good. The majority of pupils make good progress including disabled pupils, those with special educational needs and those in receipt of the pupil premium funding. Rates of progress are improving. The quality of teaching is good overall. Teaching ensures that pupils learn well and reach above-average standards in reading, writing and mathematics. Reading is taught particularly well and this year pupils have made excellent progress in reading, especially in Key Stage 2. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good and developed through an exciting, vibrant and varied curriculum. There is an extensive and regular programme of educational visits to places of interest. Pupils enjoy school and say that they feel safe and happy. Their attendance is good. Pupils behave well and are sociable and friendly. They take part in a good range of clubs and activities at lunchtimes and after school and enjoy representing the school in sports teams. The headteacher and senior leaders ensure that teachers and teaching assistants are well trained and make regular checks on pupils’ progress to ensure that all groups of pupils make good progress. The governing body supports the school very well and governors regularly spend time in school. Governors check on the quality of teaching and look at how well pupils are working towards their end-of-year targets. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching has remained good since the last inspection but is not yet outstanding because : in some lessons work is too easy for some pupils and too difficult for others. Although some teaching is outstanding, there is a small proportion which requires improvement. Pupils’ targets which help them to improve their work are not always used regularly enough to accelerate progress. Senior leaders collect information on how well pupils are meeting their end-of-year targets and this ensures that pupils make good progress. However, the use of this information to check in detail where teaching could be improved is not yet fully developed.