|Name||St Mary’s CofE Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||08 November 2012|
|Address||Kendal Road, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 2DN|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||239 (51% boys 49% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||23.0|
|Percentage Free School Meals||2.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1.3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||12.6%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
St Mary’s is a below average sized primary school. A below average proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care, and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. 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 average. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. It has gained a number of national awards, including the Activemark, and holds Healthy School status.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils make good progress and achieve well throughout the school. As a result, their attainment by the end of Key Stage 2 is above average in English and mathematics. Teaching is good, with examples of outstanding practice. Good relationships and the way teachers organise their classrooms help pupils to learn well. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They are very polite, courteous and show a great deal of respect for others. The headteacher and senior leaders have worked effectively, as a team, to sustain and build upon the school’s good performance at the previous inspection. The school has good arrangements for checking on how well it is doing and what needs to be done to improve further. The governing body is aware of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and is fully involved in driving improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Not enough teaching is outstanding. Pupils are not always given work that challenges them to do their best. Marking is not used consistently to show pupils how to improve. The skills of middle leaders in checking on the quality of learning through the school and taking action to bring about improvement are not fully developed.