Ellenbrook Community Primary School


Name Ellenbrook Community Primary School
Website http://www.ellenbrookschool.com/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 24 January 2017
Address Longwall Avenue, Ellenbrook, Worsley, Manchester, M28 7PS
Phone Number 01617996347
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 340 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.0
Percentage Free School Meals 5.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 10%

Information about this school

Ellenbrook Primary School is an average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is lower than average, as is the proportion who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well below average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below average as is the proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan. The early years provision comprises one Nursery class and two Reception classes. The school runs a breakfast club and after-school club. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of pupils in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher and governors are resolute in their determination for every child to succeed. Their vision and actions have been key to improving the school to outstanding. Senior and middle leaders are passionate about driving through changes to the curriculum and teaching so that all pupils experience only the highest-quality learning. Teachers and teaching support assistants work harmoniously to ensure that all pupils work hard and enjoy learning. Teachers use questions skilfully to deepen pupils’ knowledge. During lessons, teachers encourage strong verbal reasoning and rapid progress. The innovative and stimulating curriculum catches the imagination of pupils and promotes within them a deep love of learning. Governance is strong and challenges leaders to reflect on and refine their actions. Governors are immensely proud of the school and of the pupils and carry out their responsibilities diligently. The quality of teaching and learning is very strong throughout the school. Lessons are expertly shaped to respond to the needs of learners. Strong leadership combined with highly effective teaching in early years ensures that children make outstanding progress in a nurturing and stimulating environment. Outcomes for pupils at all key stages are outstanding. Pupils develop into articulate and thoughtful learners who love reading and enjoy discussing their books. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. Pupils behave exceptionally well in lessons and during social times. Their thirst for learning is evident in every class and has a positive impact on their excellent progress. Pupils feel safe and well cared for in school. Strong partnerships with other agencies, coupled with leaders’ knowledge of all pupils, reflect the strong safeguarding culture evident across the school. Pupils are happy at school and develop into resilient, independent, articulate young people who are highly respectful and tolerant of others. Leaders are aware that more needs to be done to improve pupils’ awareness of communities beyond their immediate experiences.