|Name||Earby Springfield Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||07 May 2014|
|Address||Bailey Street, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 6SJ|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||162 (45% boys 55% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.8|
|Percentage Free School Meals||39.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||16.7%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||21.6%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. 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 above average. The proportion of pupils known to be supported by pupil premium funding is above 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.) In 2013, the school met the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The headteacher is currently supporting another school in order to help it to improve.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils achieve well: they make good progress from their starting points. Teaching is good and sometimes outstanding. Staff have high expectations and do all they can to support pupils. There are plenty of opportunities to take part in out-of-school activities, especially in sport. Above-average attendance reflects pupils’ enjoyment of school. Pupils behave well; incidents of immature behaviour are dealt with appropriately. Pupils have a good understanding of the importance of keeping safe. The headteacher leads and manages the school extremely well; together with the senior leaders she has successfully improved the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement since the last inspection. Governors are well-informed and both supportive and challenging to school leaders. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The quality of teaching does not yet result in pupils making outstanding progress. Work set in mathematics is not always at the right level of difficulty for the most able pupils and so their progress slows. Pupils’ work in some classes contains basic spelling mistakes and work is not set out well. These aspects are not addressed thoroughly enough by staff. When senior staff observe lessons, opportunities are missed to gather information about the progress of different groups of pupils.