Unsworth Primary School


Name Unsworth Primary School
Website http://www.unsworth-primary.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 December 2017
Address Blackley Close, Unsworth, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 8LY
Phone Number 01617664876
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 223 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.6
Academy Sponsor Oak Learning Partnership
Percentage Free School Meals 11.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4%

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those who speak English as an additional language is well below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is slightly below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have a special educational needs statement or an education, health and care plan is well above the national average. The school provides a specially resourced provision, for pupils who have SEN, for up to 14 pupils with speech, language and communication needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The governors, headteacher and school leaders are highly committed and know the school well. They have the skills, experience and ambition to drive forward further improvements..Leaders ensure that the well-crafted and broad curriculum provides an extensive range of opportunities to develop pupils’ knowledge. .Pupils’ behaviour is excellent. They treat each other with respect and care, demonstrating an exemplary awareness of equality, diversity and empathy..Parents are enabled to be strong partners in their children’s learning. They greatly value the many ways in which staff ensure that their children receive support with the learning process..Children get off to an exceptional start in Reception and make rapid progress. The indoor and outdoor learning environments are exciting and stimulating. However, the outdoor provision could be further developed to extend the children’s skills in reading, writing and mathematics. .The majority of pupils, including those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities and those who are disadvantaged, make good progress from their starting points. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is consistently good. Teachers have very good subject knowledge. However, on occasions, tasks are not matched closely enough to pupils’ abilities. Pupils’ personal development and welfare are exceptional. Pupils have high levels of confidence and this is expertly promoted by caring staff through a wide range of opportunities. Pupils enjoy learning. They welcome opportunities to improve their work and appreciate the support they receive from the wide range of staff who work with them. Teachers plan creatively and pupils’ responses show good imagination. Focused questioning by staff enables pupils to reflect on their learning, which supports the strong progress they make.