Ofsted

Latest Ofsted Report (May 2014). Download this Ofsted Report.

Miss Birchall comments on Ofsted report:

"I hope that you are as pleased as myself, the staff and governors that we have eventually been recognised as a ‘good’ school.

I know all the hard work that has gone into (and still continues) this school and this judgement has been long awaited.

Thank you for your continued support in sending your children and working with the school.".

Yours sincerely,

Miss V Birchall
Headteacher.

School Results

Standards & Testing Agency have published the following information leaflets to help parents understand what to expect in reports from schools about pupils' assessments at the end of KS1 and KS2.

2017 national curriculum tests at the end of key stages 1 and 2

Expected Progess


Progress in reading, writing and maths

Click here to download the Reading and Mathematics PDF


Reading
Writing
Maths
School progress score Confidence interval
+1.9
-0.40 to +4.2
+3.3
+1 to +5.6
+1.3
-0.70 to +3.3
Well above national average
(about 10% of schools in England
Above national average
(about 10% of schools in England)
Average
(about 60% of schools in England)
Below national average
(about 10% of schools in England)
Well below national average
(about 10% of schools in England)
Wigan average (local authority)
+0.5 +0.8 +0.7
National average
0 0 0

Parent Survey June 2017

Thank you to all parents who took the time to complete and return the Parent Survey. We have now had the chance to analyse the responses and we are happy to share our findings with you.

We are pleased that across all areas, the overall trend is extremely positive. The graph below details the percentage response for each of the 11 questions.

Parent Survey graph 2017

We also carefully considered and reviewed your written comments.

Here's a sample of what you said that you like….

  • Welcoming, approachable teachers who have a great attitude towards the children's learning potential.
  • Staff are very attentive and get to know the children well.
  • Support for children with special needs.
  • Children are all happy
  • Communication via newsletters and text service.
  • School trips. The amount of school trips that are offered
  • Good range of extra-curricular activities.
  • Breakfast club and after school club help working parents – great price and great fun.
  • Very pleased with all aspects of the school

And here are your comments specifically for those children new to school, those joining Reception class and Year 6 children about to move to High School

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Recently Joined Readiness for High School
Well prepared for the transition after attending Nursery School has prepared my child very well
The Inspire sessions really set the scene and helped prepare for school Visits to High School help
Child was anxious at first and didn’t want to be left, but staff have been amazing and supportive. Child has gained confidence  
Child started in Year 4 – settled in well, made friends and work has improved  

Finally your improvement ideas

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What you think we could improve upon…… How we are acting on your suggestions….
Identify earlier that children need extra help We assess and monitor children's progress in many ways and on a regular basis throughout their time at school. If any parents have any concerns about their child's progress, or if you believe they need extra help then please speak to the class teacher.
Understanding how parents can help children progress individually and knowing where they need more help Staff are always available for brief discussions before and after school and if more detailed conversations are needed then please make an appointment to meet with the class teacher through the office. Also, individual progress is discussed at parents evenings and if you have any specific concerns you are invited to make arrangements to meet with the class teacher
After school clubs for all age ranges We offer a wide range of extra-curricular (lunch time and after school activities from traditional Football and Rugby to multi sports, fencing, cricket and non sporting events such as Glee Club and Let’s Get cooking. We have more recently introduced after school activities specifically for KS1 children.
Less paper – more electronic communication eg Newsletters We are mindful of the amount of information/instructions that we need to share with parents/carers. We are striving to minimise the amount paper that come home by increasing usage of Text messaging, social media (Facebook) We are looking to use more ‘push notification’ type messaging in the near future.
Headlice We understand that this is a distressing and upsetting problem and we regularly put notices on the Newsletter to ask parents to check their children’s hair and treat if necessary. We rely on the support of everyone to control this problem. However, apart from advice and notifying you there is little else we can do. If you wish to see the school nurse then please request this at the office.