|Name||Oswaldtwistle Hippings Methodist Voluntary Controlled Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||17 October 2012|
|Address||Heron Way, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 3BT|
|Number of Pupils||213|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||24.2|
|Percentage Free School Meals||8.9%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|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.