|Name||Ormskirk West End School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||12 June 2019|
|Address||Grimshaw Lane, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 1PA|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||97 (55% boys 45% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.6|
|Percentage Free School Meals||12.4%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||5.2%|
|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
This school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The number of pupils on roll has decreased by around 10% since the last inspection. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium funding is lower than the national average. The vast majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils speaking English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is slightly below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is broadly at the national average. The school has been supported by advisory staff from the local authority.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school Strong leadership by the headteacher has provided a clear direction and driven improvement during a period of instability in staffing. His determined actions have improved the quality of teaching. The majority of pupils are now making good progress across a range of subjects. Teaching is effective. Occasionally, in key stage 2 teachers do not challenge the most able pupils to achieve to their best. The curriculum offers rich experiences that capture pupils’ interest and enthusiasm. Pupils’ knowledge and skills in a wide range of subjects are good and improving. Governors have a wide range of skills. They are supportive of the school and contribute to its continuous improvement. The progress of disadvantaged pupils is good and improving because of the effectiveness of the support offered by the school. A strong culture of safeguarding exists throughout the school. Attendance rates have improved, including those of disadvantaged pupils, because of leaders’ effective actions. Pupils’ progress in writing is good. However, at times pupils do not apply their knowledge of spelling punctuation and grammar, or confidently use a wide enough range of vocabulary in their writing. Subject leaders, who are relatively new to their roles, have not had the time to monitor the improvements to the curriculum or their impact on pupils’ progress and attainment. Pupils demonstrate positive attitudes to their learning. Strong relationships exist between teachers and pupils. These contribute to pupils’ growing confidence and the quality of learning. Behaviour is good. Children in the early years make good progress. Increasing numbers of children are attaining a good level of development by the end of Reception. Good quality professional development and training has contributed to the improved quality of teaching. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well supported. They make good progress from their starting points.