Eccleston CofE Primary School


Name Eccleston CofE Primary School
Website http://www.ecclestonprimary.cheshire.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 June 2013
Address Eaton Road, Eccleston, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 9HD
Phone Number 01244981000
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 94 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.2
Percentage Free School Meals 10.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.1%

Information about this school

Eccleston C.E. School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action plus, or with a statement of special educational needs, is lower than that found in most schools. The proportion supported at school action is similar to that seen in most other schools. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the additional pupil premium funding is below average. The pupil premium is additional funding to provide extra support for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, pupils in local authority care, and pupils who have parents serving in the armed forces. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. There are three classes at the school and there is more than one year group in each class. Since the last inspection, two new teachers have joined the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress from their starting points and, by the end of Year 6, reach standards in English and mathematics that are above average. In 2012, the school was among the top performing primary schools in the country and received a letter of congratulation from the Minister of State for Schools. Pupils make particularly fast progress in Key Stage 2. Most teaching is good and some is outstanding. In the best lessons, teachers make an extra effort to inspire all pupils to think hard, ask questions, express themselves clearly, and to do their best. Pupils’ conduct, manners and ability to work together and take responsibility are outstanding. They respond exceptionally well to the high expectations of staff and feel valued and safe at school. School leaders, including governors, are very well informed about the school’s performance. Clarity of vision, well-organised planning, strong teamwork and some tough decisions have led to improvements in the quality of teaching that have boosted pupils’ progress. This is a good and improving school because of the outstanding leadership that has steered the school with determined ambition. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching. Given pupils’ starting points, their progress in Key Stage 1 is not as fast as it could be.