|Name||St Bridget’s Catholic Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||06 June 2013|
|Address||St Bridget’s Lane, Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2BD|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||204 (49% boys 51% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.1|
|Percentage Free School Meals||18.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||11.3%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is higher than average. The pupil premium is additional funding provided for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and children who are looked after by the local authority; in this school it is nearly always for those known to be eligible for free school meals. Nearly all pupils are White British. An average proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs are supported through school action. A greater than average proportion is supported through school action plus or have a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The current headteacher was the acting headteacher at the time of the last inspection.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils achieve well. They make good progress from starting points that are often well below those expected for their age. Children in the Reception class make exceptional progress because they are outstandingly taught in spectacularly well managed, stimulating surroundings. Pupils’ reading skills are good throughout the school. Those pupils who have experienced difficulties with reading in the past have good, effective support to help them to catch up. Nearly all teaching is at least good and some is outstanding. Teachers are particularly good at questioning pupils to establish what they have learned and making them think about what they are learning. Pupils are very well behaved; they are friendly and they work and play with equal enthusiasm. With good reason, pupils say they feel safe and well looked after at school. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school. Leaders, managers and governors have made sure that pupils’ achievement and the quality of teaching has improved. Their effectiveness ensures the school has good capacity for further improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The quality of teaching is not consistently outstanding. In some classes, teachers are not renewing individual pupil’s targets quickly enough to increase challenge and promote faster progress. Attendance is below average; there are a few pupils whose regular absence is affecting their progress. In topic work, not enough is done to promote pupils’ writing skills.