Trinity and St Michael’s VA CofE/Methodist Primary School

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Trinity and St Michael’s VA CofE/Methodist Primary School


Name Trinity and St Michael’s VA CofE/Methodist Primary School
Website http://www.croston-pri.lancs.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 08 March 2016
Address Out Lane, Croston, Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 9HJ
Phone Number 01772600379
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England/Methodist
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 218 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.7
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 7.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.5%
Persisitent Absence 4.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.3%
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 vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. Less than one tenth of pupils are known to be eligible for the pupil premium. This is well below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs or disability is well below the national average. However, the numbers of pupils who have statements of special educational needs or education, health and care plans is well above the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which is the minimum expectation for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The early years is comprised of a single full-time Reception class.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Enthusiastic and highly skilled staff ensure that all groups of pupils make outstanding progress. Consequently, pupils leave the school with high levels of academic attainment and are exceptionally well prepared for their secondary education. Pupils in early years make outstanding progress from their starting points. They rapidly develop their academic, social and physical skills, because : of the quality of teaching they receive from talented and committed teachers and teaching assistants. Governors have a clear understanding of the strengths of the school and the areas they wish to improve further because of their first-hand knowledge of school life and their incisive questions and challenge to leaders. The breadth of the school’s curriculum and the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities means that pupils are exceptionally well prepared for life in their community and modern Britain. Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are exemplary. Pupils settle quickly to their lessons, and are eager and mature learners who are keen to excel. They conduct themselves well about school. They are welcoming and respectful to adults and are proud of their learning community. Pupils’ attitudes, actions and respect for each other exemplify the school’s caring ethos. They act maturely in positions of responsibility. The school recognises that it could develop pupils’ leadership potential still further. Excellent leadership is at the heart of the school’s effectiveness. Leaders at all levels share a common vision of excellence and have a resolute focus on continued improvement both in school and beyond, including enhancing middle leaders’ opportunities to hone their skills by supporting other schools. Pupils feel safe and know how to keep safe in school, in the community, and particularly while online, because of the support and teaching they receive.