Lytham Hall Park Primary School


Name Lytham Hall Park Primary School
Website http://www.hallpark.lancs.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 01 May 2013
Address South Park, Lytham, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 4QU
Phone Number 01253738864
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 411 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.4
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 3.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

Lytham Hall Park Primary School is larger than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils attending the school are from White British heritage, with a few pupils from minority ethnic groups as well as a few who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below the national average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also below the national average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below average. (The pupil premium is additional government funding provided for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and children that are looked after by the local authority.) An acting headteacher and acting deputy headteacher have been in post since 1 April 2013. The new headteacher is due to commence on 1 June 2013. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in English and mathematics. There is a breakfast club and an after-school club which are not managed by the governing body. These are subject to separate inspections and reports of their quality are available on the Ofsted website. The school has a number of external awards including Artsmark Gold, Sing Up and International Schools awards as well as the Lancashire Race Equality Mark.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. All groups of pupils make good progress. They achieve well because the school makes all pupils feel valued and provides a wide range of support activities. The school has a focus on raising pupils’ achievement. The determination of leaders is ensuring that pupils’ progress is accelerating. Teaching is good and some is outstanding in both Key Stages 1 and 2. Teachers build strong relationships with pupils and this has a positive effect on pupils’ willingness to work hard. Teachers create many opportunities for pupils to strengthen their writing across other subjects. Pupils and teachers make good use of information and communication technology (ICT). Pupils say they enjoy school. Their behaviour in lessons is first class. Robust systems are in place to check the quality of teaching. Pupils’ progress is checked regularly and leaders and managers use this information to identify pupils who may need additional support. The governing body is active in checking the performance of the school. It works closely with staff to make sure that the school develops and improves. The curriculum is enriched by a wide range of extra activities and clubs. Music, including singing, is a strength and enjoyed by pupils throughout the school. These experiences help to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils’ mathematical skills are not used regularly in different subjects. Pupils do not have enough opportunities to do their own work because teachers often talk too long to the whole class. Teachers mark pupils’ work regularly but do not consistently tell pupils what they have to learn next or give them enough time to check and respond to the comments.