Pikes Lane Primary School


Name Pikes Lane Primary School
Website http://www.pikeslaneprimaryschool.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 15 June 2016
Address Gibraltar Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 5HU
Phone Number 01204333633
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 498 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.8
Local Authority Bolton
Percentage Free School Meals 19.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 93.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

Pikes Lane Primary School is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is above average (pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority). Virtually all the pupils are from different minority ethnic backgrounds and speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is broadly in line with the national average. In 2015, the school met the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. At the time of the inspection, the school website did not meet statutory requirements. It gave insufficient detail regarding equalities and provision for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher, well supported by leaders, has the highest ambitions for the pupils of the school. She leaves no stone unturned in her quest for excellence. As a result, the quality of teaching and learning across the school is outstanding. Excellent leadership and teaching in the early years ensures that pupils get off to a flying start as they enter the school. The fundamental British values of respect and tolerance permeate every aspect of school life. Learning is fun at Pikes Lane. Pupils are extremely well motivated and thrive on the challenge that their teachers provide in lessons. Staff are highly vigilant and take appropriate actions to ensure that pupils are kept safe. Pupils make very strong progress from their starting points. As a result, they leave the school very well prepared for the next stage of their education. Governors have the highest aspirations for the pupils of the school. They keep a watchful eye on the impact of leaders’ actions and provide highly effective support and challenge. The innovative use of information technology enhances pupils’ learning very well. Pupils are proud of the diverse range of responsibilities that they hold. They make an outstanding contribution to many aspects of school life. Pupils have highly positive attitudes towards their learning. They display resilience and persistence when faced with challenge. Pupils who arrive at the school from different countries are very well supported. As a result, they settle in to school quickly and make strong progress.