Gisburn Road Community Primary School

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Gisburn Road Community Primary School


Name Gisburn Road Community Primary School
Website http://www.gisburnroad.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 28 April 2015
Address Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 5LS
Phone Number 01282812287
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 241 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.5
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 16.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 18.3%
Persisitent Absence 14.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is similar in size to most primary schools nationally. The majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils, those supported through the pupil premium, is above the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. In 2014, the school did not meet the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Nursery education is part time. Reception education is full time. There have been significant changes in staffing since the previous inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Good leadership and management have eradicated weaknesses in teaching. As a result, teaching is consistently good. Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, make good progress, especially in reading. Children get off to a good start in the early years because the provision is effective. Teaching is consistently good. Marking is used effectively to help pupils improve their work. Pupils say that they feel safe and behaviour is good. Pupils enjoy school as shown by their above-average attendance. Good provision is in place for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Leaders, including middle leaders, support the headteacher well and have played their part in improving the quality of education the school provides, including teaching and achievement. Governance is strong both in supporting and also in holding leaders to account. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet outstanding and, as such, pupils’ progress is good rather than rapid. Attainment is lower than it should be as a result of some weak teaching in the past. At times the most able pupils are given work to do that is too easy for them. The quality of pupils’ writing in subjects such as science does not match that found in their literacy books.