Oak Tree Primary School

Name Oak Tree Primary School
Website http://www.oaktree.stockport.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 13 February 2019
Address Queens Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 5HH
Phone Number 01614851453
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 588
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.0
Local Authority 356
Percentage Free School Meals 6.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.8%
Persisitent Absence 4.8%
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.