|Name||Our Lady and St Edward’s Catholic Primary School, Preston|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||01 April 2014|
|Address||Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 3LP|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||212 (50% boys 50% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||26.5|
|Percentage Free School Meals||4.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||4.2%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||5.2%|
|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. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils known to be supported by pupil premium funding is well-below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after. In 2013, the school met the government’s current floor standard, which is the minimum expectation for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils make good progress and their attainment is well-above average in mathematics, reading and writing by the time they leave. Teaching is good and some is outstanding. Teaching assistants are of a good quality and help to ensure that pupils, including pupils who need extra help, learn well. Very strong provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s success. Pupils say they feel very safe in school. They are a delight to talk with, their behaviour is outstanding and their attendance is well-above average. The governing body is effective and challenges as well as supports the school well. The highly experienced headteacher, fully supported by senior leaders, expects the best from staff and pupils; this has led to consistently good achievement by pupils over a number of years. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet outstanding. Marking is not consistently good across the school. At times the work the most able pupils are asked to do in some classes is not sufficiently challenging. There are too few opportunities for pupils to use their writing skills well in subjects such as history and geography.