Old Moat Primary School

Name Old Moat Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 July 2013
Address Old Moat Lane, Withington, Manchester, M20 3FN
Phone Number 01614454208
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 416 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 28.6
Academy Sponsor Changing Lives In Collaboration
Local Authority Manchester
Percentage Free School Meals 38.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 52.2%
Persisitent Absence 10.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils joining the school during the school year is well-above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is well-above average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families 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 above average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is well-above average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well-above average. There are currently 43 different languages spoken by the pupils. The school runs a before-school club, which includes an ‘early birds’ sports provision. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school is federated with another local primary school. The headteacher and the executive headteacher have joined the school since the last inspection. There is a community hub providing support for families and children on site.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. This happy and welcoming school, that does as its motto says, and ‘changes lives.’ All pupils achieve well. From low individual starting points, they make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Children make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Teaching is good and outstanding practice is evident. Pupils achieve well because all staff have high aspirations for pupils to succeed. Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes are good. They are keen to do well and meet the school’s high aims. Pupils say, and their parents fully agree, that they feel completely safe. The interesting range of activities offered by the school makes an outstanding contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The leadership of the headteacher and the executive headteacher is outstanding. Together with phase leaders and the governors, they have, despite staff changes, improved the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement well in the last two years. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Marking does not always show pupils how to improve their learning or provide them with enough time to follow up on the feedback. Attendance for a small minority of pupils is not high enough. Subject leaders do not fully check that all pupils learn as well as they possibly can in all the subjects they study.