About Willaston Primary
Willaston Church of England Primary School provides exciting and engaging learning experiences in an inclusive, friendly and supportive environment in which Christian and caring values are central to the ethos of our school. We promote equality of opportunity for all, valuing diversity and encouraging responsibility, self confidence and raising self esteem.
We achieve the highest standards in all aspects of the curriculum by encouraging children to develop to their full potential in a disciplined, caring and happy environment. Our school is a place of enjoyment where success is celebrated.
This school continues to be good.
‘The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You have established a caring and inclusive school ethos that is underpinned by increasingly high academic expectations. You have ensured that your staff share your commitment to providing pupils with a broad and balanced education that teaches the virtues of hard work, and challenges all pupils to be the best they can be. You have established a respectful, enthusiastic and happy community in which every pupil receives the individual care and attention needed to thrive’. (Ofsted, 2017)
Church school inspection report
The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners.
‘Distinctive Christian values of caring for one another, respecting diversity of upbringing, being compassionate in our behaviour, and forgiving when mistakes are made, are deeply rooted and lived out each day’. (SIAMS, 2017)
Formal end of Key Stage, statutory assessments did not take place in 2020 due to the pandemic. Please find teacher assessments for Year 2 and Year 6 for 2019-2020.
Our 2018-2019 performance measures indicate performance at the end of 2019. Please note, these performance measures are not current.
We are committed to promoting the welfare and equality of all our staff, pupils and other members of the school community. To achieve this, we have established the following objectives :-
- To monitor the attainment of different groups/individuals in school and provide an appropriate curriculum to support children’s individual needs.
- To implement a programme of social action projects to all year groups.
- To promote understanding and respect for all differences.
Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds under achieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. This year, 2020/2021 the Pupil Premium allocation is £15,460.
The barriers to educational achievement for our eligible pupils are:
- Lower attainment due to SEND, including pupils who should be working at Greater Depth.
- Social, emotional and mental health issues.
- Financial differences compared to peers.
Our Sports Premium is used to help us further develop the thriving and diverse sports culture at our school and equip children with the skills, knowledge and experiences required to fulfil a balanced, active, healthy lifestyle as well as the competence to excel in a range of activities. Through the Sports Premium funding (2020-2021 allocation of £17,789), we ensure that all children, regardless of sporting ability, have access to a wide range of different activities and the opportunity to improve their own performance, achievements and skills and recognise their success.
Catch-Up Premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil. We received £16,960.
The school uses the Department for Education (DfE) Schools Financial Benchmarking website to find similar schools to then compare their income and expenditure data against the spending of Willaston CE Primary School. This allows us as a school to identify areas where spending is comparatively high or low.
This information is reviewed with the Staffing and Finance Committee and Full Governing Board and helps the school to ensure that spending is efficient and benefits the pupils of Willaston CE Primary School.
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School GDPR Lead
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Documents to download, paper copies are available from the school office on request.
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