|Name||Pikes Lane Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||15 June 2016|
|Address||Gibraltar Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 5HU|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||498 (48% boys 52% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||24.8|
|Percentage Free School Meals||19.4%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||93.8%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||18.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
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.