Orrell Newfold Community Primary School

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Orrell Newfold Community Primary School


Name Orrell Newfold Community Primary School
Website http://www.newfold.wigan.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 04 December 2012
Address St James Road, Orrell, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 7BD
Phone Number 01942207134
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 470 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.8
Local Authority Wigan
Percentage Free School Meals 4.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.1%
Persisitent Absence 6.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is larger than most primary schools. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium (additional government funding provided for children in local authority care, those from services families and those known to be eligible for free school means) is below the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported at, school action plus or with a statement is also below the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupil’s attainment and progress. Since the last inspection a new head teacher and deputy head teacher have been appointed.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The achievement of pupils is outstanding. They make excellent progress during their time at the school. Children make a very good start to their education in the stimulating and nurturing environment of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Outstanding teaching inspires the children and enables them to approach new learning with assurance, confidently building on their skills as they move up the school. Teachers have very high expectations of all pupils. Each child is recognised as a unique individual and learning activities are exceptionally well matched to their individual needs. Marking of work clearly tells pupils how to improve although spelling errors are not always identified. Standards of behaviour throughout the school are exemplary. Children are exceptionally proud of their school and feel very safe. Children are highly involved in decision- making within the school, for example as members of the school council. The head teacher is an inspirational leader. He is strongly support by a talented and dedicated leadership team and staff, including a very able deputy head teacher. The school is improving quickly and staff morale is exceptionally high. The knowledgeable and dedicated governing body contribute significantly to the achievement and success of the school. Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school, the care and the quality of education provided. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is exceptionally well promoted throughout the school and makes a strong contribution to pupils’ personal development.