Oasis Academy Broadoak

Name Oasis Academy Broadoak
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 March 2013
Address Norman Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 8QG
Phone Number 01613303105
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 389 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.7
Academy Sponsor Oasis Community Learning
Local Authority Tameside
Percentage Free School Meals 40.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 21.1%
Persisitent Absence 9.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Broadoak Primary is larger than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage and a small number of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs at the school action stage is above average. The proportion with a statement of special educational needs and those supported by school action plus, is below average. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium, including those known to be eligible for free school meals, those children from families in the Armed Forces and those who are in the care of the local authority is above the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The headteacher has been in post since April 2012. More recently, additional staff have joined the leadership and management structure. The school runs a breakfast club for its pupils.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher has a clear plan for the future and a determination which is leading to further improvements in teaching and achievement. Teaching overall is good and is sometimes outstanding. From low starting points, pupils make good progress throughout school and reach standards which have improved and are in line with the national average. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage get off to a good start and make good progress. Support for pupils whose circumstances make them vulnerable and for those with special educational needs is effective. The curriculum is well organised. It provides a range of rich experiences, which contribute to pupils’ good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils behave well, feel safe and have good attitudes to learning. They enjoy coming to school, which is reflected in the improved rates of attendance. The school’s checks on how well it is doing are accurate and enable leaders and governors to target the correct areas for development. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Activities in lessons are not always planned to be hard enough for some pupils, particularly the more able. Marking does not consistently give pupils clear guidance on how to improve their work. Pupils do not have enough opportunities to use their mathematical skills to solve problems in a range of subjects. New strategies to improve pupils’ writing skills are not yet consistently applied across all classes. The skills of subject leaders to check on how well pupils are learning are not yet fully developed.