Earby Springfield Primary School

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Earby Springfield Primary School


Name Earby Springfield Primary School
Website http://www.earby.lancs.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 May 2014
Address Bailey Street, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 6SJ
Phone Number 01282843598
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 162 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.8
Local Authority Lancashire
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.