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Prescot Primary School judged to be “Good” by Ofsted

by Gemma Melling

Prescot Primary School has received an overall “Good” judgement following its latest inspection by Ofsted. The school’s last inspection resulted in a “requires improvement” judgement.

The school was assessed against the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and early years provision – all of which were judged to be “Good” with the exception of early years provision which was judged as “Outstanding”.

Prescot Primary School has worked in partnership with Knowsley Council’s Education Improvement Team, who have supported the school and contributed to the school’s success.

Key findings from the inspection include:

• Pupils, staff, parents and carers value the welcoming family feel at Prescot Primary School.

• Pupils feel safe and value the highly supportive environment. Safeguarding arrangements at the school are effective.

• Children in early years enjoy an excellent start to their school life due the strong curriculum that is expertly delivered by staff. Children in early years achieve extremely well and are exceptionally well prepared for their next steps in education.

• Throughout school every pupil, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), is expected to achieve highly. Staff are successful at making this happen.

• Staff identify the additional needs of pupils with SEND with precision and speed. Pupils with SEND are given the high-quality support they need to access the curriculum and thrive.

• Leaders promote pupils’ personal development well and a range of activities are available including archery, keyboard and photography clubs.

• Leaders have ensured that the curriculum is well designed and the curriculum is broad, interesting and ambitious.

• Pupils get off to an excellent start with learning to read. Teachers deliver the phonics programme well.

• Pupils behave well and they attend school regularly.

There was just one area for improvement that was recommended by the inspection team around a review of the curriculum to ensure essential knowledge in a small number of subjects is clearer.

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said “I’m delighted with the feedback from the Inspectors about Prescot Primary School and the outcome they have received. It really is truly deserved.

“A key priority for us to ensure that our children and young people receive the very best start in life so I was particularly pleased to note the inspector’s comment that pupils who move from early years into reception are exceptionally well prepared.

“This report is a credit to everyone involved at the school – pupils, their families, the Head Teacher, teaching staff, Governors and the wider community.

“The overall outcome of “Good” is a fantastic achievement for the school. Well done to everyone involved.”

A copy of the report can be found on Ofsted’s website.