Oughtrington Community Primary School

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Oughtrington Community Primary School


Name Oughtrington Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 16 October 2013
Address Howard Avenue, Rushgreen Road, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 9EH
Phone Number 01925752086
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 419 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.2
Local Authority Warrington
Percentage Free School Meals 2.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.4%
Persisitent Absence 3.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is a larger-than-average primary school with two classes in each year group. There are no Nursery classes. There have been significant increases in pupil numbers and changes to the staff since the last inspection. The large majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. There are few pupils who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children looked after by the local authority and children from service families) is low. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is above average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well below the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. There is a before and after school club which is subject to a separate inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils’ achievement has been consistently outstanding for several years. Children make an excellent start to their education in the very high quality Early Years Foundation Stage. They rapidly grow in confidence and independence, and develop a love of learning. From broadly expected starting points when children join the Early Years Foundation Stage, pupils regularly leave Year 6 with high standards in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching is consistently at least good and much is outstanding over time and in all key stages. Work is exactly matched to the needs and interests of pupils. As a result, pupils from different groups, including disabled pupils, those with special educational needs, the most able and those who receive additional funding, make excellent progress. High quality relationships, excellent levels of motivation, and exciting and interesting work contribute very well to pupils’ outstanding behaviour and eagerness to learn. Pupils say they feel safe and they are proud of their school. Leadership and management are of extremely high quality. The headteacher and senior leaders have ensured that high expectations and ambition are shared by all staff. The very best teaching practice is not always shared by all leaders to help to increase even more the proportion of outstanding teaching. The uncompromising focus on continuous improvement and the school’s vision of ‘Aspiring to Greater Heights’ is shared by the excellent governing body. Governors provide outstanding support and challenge in this highly successful school.