Oswaldtwistle Hippings Methodist Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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Oswaldtwistle Hippings Methodist Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Name Oswaldtwistle Hippings Methodist Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Website http://www.hippings.lancs.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 October 2012
Address Heron Way, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 3BT
Phone Number 01254234089
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Methodist
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 213
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.2
Local Authority 888
Percentage Free School Meals 8.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 6.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school. Pupils are mainly from a White British background. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below average. The proportions of pupils supported at school action and at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs are below the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. There are a number of new staff in Key Stage 2 including two newly qualified teachers. The school provides a breakfast club.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Achievement is good and has improved rapidly since the last inspection. The progress pupils make from their starting points is good. Teaching is good. Positive relationships help and support pupils’ learning. Lessons are well organised and planned effectively with clear objectives. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs are well supported, which results in them making good progress. Some make outstanding progress. The headteacher is effectively driving improvement and is relentlessly focussed on raising standards. Other leaders and governors have contributed significantly to improving pupils’ achievement and the quality of teaching. Behaviour and safety are good. Pupils are respectful, polite and caring. Attendance has improved and is now well above average. All pupils supported by pupil premium make the same progress as other pupils in the school and nationally. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some pupils are capable of making even more progress in writing. Occasionally, lessons fail to fully motivate pupils to learn. Some plans for improvement lack focus.