Orrell Lamberhead Green Academy

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Orrell Lamberhead Green Academy


Name Orrell Lamberhead Green Academy
Website www.lamberheadgreen.wigan.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 23 June 2015
Address Kershaw Street, Orrell, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 0AW
Phone Number 01942768760
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 473 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.2
Academy Sponsor Greengate Academy Trust
Local Authority Wigan
Percentage Free School Meals 24.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.8%
Persisitent Absence 12.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. A very small proportion of pupils are from other ethnic backgrounds and cultural traditions or speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils or those who have special educational needs is above average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils, those supported through the pupil premium funding, is above the national average. This additional government funding is provided for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. Children attend the two Reception classes full time. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectation for pupils’ achievement in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school works in close partnership with the Winstanley, Orrell and Worsley Mesnes Consortium of schools. The school shares the site with the WOWs Children’s Centre and Headstart Pre-School. These are subject to separate inspection. Reports for these settings may be viewed at www.gov.uk/ofsted The headteacher is currently supporting Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Nursery and Children’s Centre in Wigan in the capacity of executive headteacher. Staff from Orrell Lamberhead Green Community Primary School are also supporting this school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. This is a highly successful and happy school. It lives and breathes its mission statement of ‘Believe, Endeavour, Succeed Together’. The headteacher, very ably supported by the two deputy headteachers, has inspired staff and governors to leave no stone unturned in making the school the very best it can be. As a result, all aspects of the school’s work have successfully improved since the last inspection. Staff morale is high because they feel appreciated, valued and supported. Teaching throughout the school is never less than good and frequently outstanding. Teaching is inspiring, motivating and challenging to all groups of pupils. Pupils throughout the school, including the most able, achieve outstandingly well. As a result, standards by the end of Year 6 are usually significantly above the national average in reading, writing and mathematics. Senior and middle leaders successfully support the continually improving quality of teaching and achievement of pupils. However, not all teachers are consistently providing high-quality marking that helps pupils improve their work. Strong links exist with the local community and outside agencies. This helps the school to provide highly successful support in meeting the needs of pupils and their families. Relationships with parents are exceptionally positive and supportive. Parents are extremely appreciative of their partnership with school staff. Governors share the passion and drive of the headteacher for continuous improvement. Their commitment to the academic, social and emotional well-being of all pupils is exceptional. Pupils are proud of the school. Their behaviour and attitudes to learning are outstanding. Their attendance is broadly average and rising. Pupils thrive in a very caring and nurturing environment. Pupils feel safe because of the high quality guidance and support they receive. Pupils’ highly positive relationships with adults help pupils to aim high and show perseverance and resilience in their learning. Children thrive in the early years, make excellent progress from their different starting points and are increasingly well prepared for Year 1.