|Name||Old Hall Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||14 October 2014|
|Address||Springside View, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 4LU|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||203 (55% boys 45% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||26.4|
|Percentage Free School Meals||14.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||6.9%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||12.3%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a smaller-than-average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who are supported by the pupil premium (disadvantaged pupils) is below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, and those children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The headteacher took up post in September 2012. After a period of illness, she returned to the school in March 2013.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. This is a good school. It is led well by the headteacher. She helps to ensure that pupils receive a good and improving level of education and aim high for their future careers. The headteacher is supported effectively by other senior leaders in the school who are helping to improve teaching. Governors hold the leadership to account and are very supportive of the school. They are well trained and regularly review and visit the school. The range of subjects taught and the activities and clubs that take place are very much valued by pupils. Achievement is good across the school and particularly in reading. This is shown in pupils’ books, observations of learning in classrooms and through discussions with pupils and parents. The quality of teaching is good and some is outstanding. Teachers inspire pupils to learn well and to take pride in their work. The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils show very high levels of interest in their work and are keen to succeed. The work of the school to keep pupils safe is also outstanding. Pupils have excellent knowledge of issues such as those related to bullying and Internet safety. Pupils’ attendance rates are consistently high. They enjoy coming to school. The school works extremely well to ensure that any absences are carefully followed up. Children get off to a very positive start to school life when they enter the Reception class. This is because teaching and care are of high quality. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all pupils, particularly the most able, make better-than-expected progress in writing and mathematics. The checks made by subject leaders on learning in lessons do not always specify what improvements are needed in pupils’ writing and mathematical skills.