Kirkby CofE Primary School


Name Kirkby CofE Primary School
Website http://kirkbyce.webplus.net
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 06 November 2012
Address Hall Lane, Kirkby, Liverpool, Merseyside, L32 1TZ
Phone Number 01514778510
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 283 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.3
Percentage Free School Meals 22.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.4%

Information about this school

This is a larger than average sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is above the national average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is broadly average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well above average. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. Before and after school provision is provided by the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is good school. Pupils achieve well. From below typical starting points when children enter the Early Years Foundation Stage, attainment rises at a good rate across the school. By the end of Year 6, standards are above average in English and mathematics. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs benefit from very good support and make good and on occasions, outstanding progress. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. This contributes to their outstanding behaviour and safety. Pupils have a strong desire to learn and their attitudes to all aspects of school life are exemplary. Pupils thrive because lessons are generally well planned and exciting. Many opportunities are provided for pupils to explore a host of activities that broaden their understanding of the wider world. Strong leadership by the headteacher has led to higher standards, better teaching and the sharper use of information about pupils’ abilities. There has been a significant improvement in attendance. Staff embrace the benefits of training to develop new skills and improve their effectiveness. All parents who expressed an opinion rate the school highly and would recommend it to others. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Boys’ standards in writing fall below those of girls. There is room for improvement in pupils’ ability to apply their mathematical skills to investigate and solve problems. Teachers, at times, over direct pupils and limit their independence and creativity. Targets for improving pupils’ work are too often general rather than specific. Subject leaders and senior staff are not involved enough in checking on pupils’ standards and the quality of teaching and learning in subjects other than mathematics and English.