|Name||Oak Tree Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||13 February 2019|
|Address||Queens Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 5HH|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||588|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||24.0|
|Percentage Free School Meals||6.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||8.8%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||6.3%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well below average. The associate headteacher has resigned from her post. The school is now led by one headteacher. The local governing body has been reconstituted. A breakfast and after-school club are run by the school.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school Leaders, including governors, have had a significant impact on improving the quality of education provided in the school. Pupils now benefit from good teaching, which has led to improved progress across the school, especially in reading, writing and mathematics. Since the previous inspection, pupils’ attainment in English and mathematics has been consistently at or above the national average by the end of key stages 1 and 2. Many more pupils in each year group are reaching age-related standards than previously. Disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are supported well to make good progress in a range of aspects of their education, including physically, emotionally and academically. Pupils are taught to read well. They develop a love of reading because they are immersed in books and listen to stories on a daily basis. The teaching of mathematics is effective because pupils develop strong basic skills which allow them to move onto more difficult problems with ease. The curriculum to support pupils’ learning in a range of subjects other than English and mathematics is strengthening. Pupils acquire well their knowledge and skills in history, physical education (PE) and science. Learning in other subjects is not as well developed. The school supports pupils’ personal development and welfare needs well. Pupils are safe and well supported. However, their understanding of the faiths and cultures that make up modern Britain is limited. Pupils’ behaviour, attitudes and conduct around the school are exemplary. They are polite, sensible and kind to one another. Incidents of poor behaviour are very rare. Pupils attend school regularly and comprehensive support is provided for the small minority who do not. Strong leadership and effective teaching in the early years have led to good progress in children’s reading, writing and mathematical skills. Governance is exceptionally strong. Governors’ knowledge, skills and expertise have strengthened school leadership.