Tarleton Holy Trinity CofE Primary School


Name Tarleton Holy Trinity CofE Primary School
Website http://www.tarletonholytrinity.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 December 2013
Address Church Road, Tarleton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 6UP
Phone Number 01772812662
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 180 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.0
Percentage Free School Meals 3.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.1%

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average sized primary school. The large majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. Few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children looked after by the local authority and children from service families) is very low. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is average and those supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school provides a before and after school club, which is subject to separate inspection. There have been significant changes in staff since the last inspection, including the headteacher and deputy headteacher.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well throughout the school because teaching is mostly good with examples of outstanding practice. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make good progress. This school lives its mission statement of ensuring all pupils and staff are valued and respected. The excellent relationships between staff and pupils support a highly positive climate for learning. Pupils very much enjoy the creative opportunities to learn, along with the many sporting activities on offer. Pupils have very positive attitudes to learning and their behaviour is good. They are proud of their school and feel safe. The headteacher has galvanised staff and governors in sharing a common goal of continuous improvement and making the school the very best it can be. Support for vulnerable pupils and their families is good. Relationships with parents are good. There are excellent links with the local Sports Partnership. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching. In some lessons, pupils are not stretched and challenged enough, especially the more able. Teachers’ marking does not consistently help pupils to improve their work. Not enough pupils reach the higher levels, particularly boys in writing. There are insufficient opportunities for pupils to extend their skills in writing and information and communication technology in all subjects. The plans to improve the quality of teaching and achievement are not clear enough on how actions will impact on the pupils. Middle leaders do not always use information on the progress of pupils well enough to help improve pupils’ achievement.