|Name||Oswaldtwistle Moor End Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||24 April 2013|
|Address||White Ash Lane, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 3JG|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||201 (48% boys 52% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.9|
|Percentage Free School Meals||26.9%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.5%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||4.5%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Moor End is smaller than most primary schools. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is slightly above average. (The pupil premium is additional funding provided for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from services families and those children that are looked after.) Most pupils are from a White British Heritage and speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average. An average proportion of pupils are supported at school action plus or have a statement of special educational needs. Moor End Community Primary has a Special Education Resource Facility for Key Stage 1 pupils with speech, language and communication difficulties. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which is the minimum expected for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. From starting points below those typically expected when starting school, pupils now make good progress. Standards by the end of Key Stage 2 are broadly average and improving. Teaching is usually good and there are examples of outstanding teaching. All groups of pupils learn well, including those who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium and those who are disabled or have special educational needs. Pupils in the Special Education Resource Facility make good and sometimes outstanding progress. Pupils behave well and are polite and courteous to adults and each other. They enjoy their lessons, like their teachers and feel safe in school. The headteacher has a clear view of how successful the school can be. Well supported by his effective leadership team, together they are driving improvements forward. This is having a positive impact on the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement. Governors know the school; they are very supportive and challenge the school well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching in the school. Teachers do not always make sure that work given to the more able-pupils is challenging enough. There are times when they spend too long listening to the teacher when they could be getting on with their work. When marking pupils’ work, teachers sometimes miss the opportunity to help them improve their basic skills in grammar, punctuation and spelling. Not all teaching assistants are equally as effective in the support that they offer to pupils.