|Name||Oswaldtwistle West End Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||11 March 2014|
|Address||Aspen Lane, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, BB5 4QA|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||207 (53% boys 47% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.7|
|Percentage Free School Meals||6.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||14.5%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is an average-sized primary school and nearly all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is well below average. The pupil premium is additional government funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children of service families and those looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is broadly average. The proportion supported at school action plus or a statement of special educational needs is just below average. In 2013, the school met the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. Since the previous inspection a new headteacher and deputy headteacher have been appointed. They took up their posts in September 2012.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils say they are happy and enjoy school, and their parents agree. Attendance is consistently above average. Achievement is good. Pupils progress well and attainment is just above average in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Well organised support for disabled pupils, those with special educational needs and those known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium ensures that these pupils make the same good progress as their classmates. Teaching is good. Activities capture pupils’ interest so they work hard and progress well and, as one said, ‘We learn something new every day.’ Behaviour is good at all times. ‘We treat others as we would like to be treated’, was a typical pupil comment. Pupils are always polite and friendly. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted effectively through the well organised curriculum. The wide range of extra activities and clubs give pupils many experiences beyond the classroom. The new leadership team quickly gained the backing of governors and staff for its vision of how good it wants the school to become. Leaders’ rigorous checks on the quality of teaching result in appropriate professional development. Pupils’ progress is thoroughly analysed. Records show that progress is speeding up and that the proportion of outstanding teaching is increasing. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils, especially the most able, are not always provided with work that challenges them to aim high. Progress in mathematics, although improving quickly, is not as rapid as it is in reading or writing.