Heyhouses Endowed Church of England Primary School


Name Heyhouses Endowed Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.heyhouses.lancs.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 March 2019
Address Clarendon Road North, St Anne’s, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 3EE
Phone Number 01253722014
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 620 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.8
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 11.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

Heyhouses is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups who attend the school is well below average, as is the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language. Since the previous inspection, the school has increased in size and there are now three classes in each year group. A major building programme was completed in 2015. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is broadly average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium funding is well below the national average. There are three Reception classes. Children attend full-time. The school provides an Anglican education for pupils between four and 11 years of age. This aspect of the school’s provision was judged outstanding at the school’s most recent section 48 inspection, which took place in April 2018.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and deputy headteacher provide strong and effective leadership. They have the full support of the governing body, staff, parents and carers. The quality of teaching is typically good. Teachers use questioning well in lessons and provide good-quality feedback to pupils on how to improve their work. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. Pupils work hard in lessons and develop excellent attitudes to learning. Children get off to a good start in the early years. They thrive because of the good teaching and high-quality care, guidance and support that staff provide. Phonics teaching is effective, and most pupils develop into confident and competent readers. Many older pupils read widely and often. Pupils generally make good progress in mathematics. However, in some classes, pupils spend too much time repeating what they already know rather than using and applying their knowledge to solve problems. The school’s well-planned curriculum helps pupils to develop strong spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding. Some disadvantaged pupils do not make good enough progress. The gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and all pupils nationally widened in 2018. Rates of attendance for some of these pupils are also too low. The school’s provision for personal development and welfare is outstanding. Strong relationships and a highly positive culture for learning help to ensure that pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education. Subject leaders are enthusiastic about their roles. However, they do not check carefully that teaching is good enough to secure strong progress and attainment in all classes. Leaders ensure that good support is provided for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Leaders closely monitor the additional support provided to ensure that it has the intended impact.