St Luke's RC Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
423
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided school
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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

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How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(14/2/17)
Full Report - All Reports
80%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 8% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 5% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 10% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 7% of schools in England) Average (About 64% of schools in England) Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 10% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 58% of schools in England) Above Average (About 10% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 10% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% pupils meeting the expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)
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% pupils meeting the higher standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Swinton Park Road
Salford
M6 7WR
01619211990

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. During this time, the school roll has increased and the premises have been extended to provide more learning space for pupils. There have been a number of staffing changes, including at senior leadership level, since the last inspection. These changes have increased the school’s capacity to maintain its focus on providing a good quality of education for its pupils. You have a cohesive, enthusiastic and talented team in place to continue to take the school forward. You and your leadership team have strived to create a school where pupils and staff feel safe and happy. You want staff to feel a sense of belonging in the school and feel that they are valued. Staff are overwhelmingly positive in support of the school and your leadership, and commented, ‘We are not just colleagues, we are members of one family who all work together to ensure all children receive the best experiences and learning.’ Pupils also feel safe and happy in school. Almost all pupils say that they enjoy coming to school and that they enjoy their learning through ‘fun’ activities. Parents’ views are supportive of this and the vast majority of parents believe that their children are well looked after. Your pupils are well mannered and happy. They wear their uniform smartly and take great pride in their work. Pupils express themselves confidently and can discuss their learning sensibly with peers and adults. Across the school, it is clear to see why your pupils enjoy their learning. You have ensured that every classroom celebrates pupils’ work and, as such, the learning environment is vibrant and eye-catching. All staff have high expectations of what pupils should achieve. You ensure that, from the early years to key stage 2, pupils take pride in their work and present their work well. The work the school has done on handwriting, for example, is clear to see in displays in many classrooms. Writing is a notable strength across the school. You and your deputy headteacher are keenly aware of the school’s strengths and the areas which need to be developed further. The school’s self-evaluation is honest and clear, and leads to improvement plans which are checked by governors and are beginning to show impact in all areas. The local authority has been a valuable source of support in evaluating the work of the school with you, and in ensuring that governors hold leaders to account through challenging questions. You have appreciated this support and used it well to help you move the school forward. Governors, senior leaders and staff have taken effective action to address the areas for improvement since the last inspection. At the previous inspection, inspectors identified the need to raise achievement by providing a wider range of activities to interest and engage all pupils. In response, leaders have created opportunities through the curriculum for all year groups to engage in activities to make their learning more exciting, such as visits to Roman Chester, Altrincham air raid shelter and the Imperial War Museum. Outside agencies regularly present workshops on music and performing arts. Visits from theatre groups also enrich the learning experiences for pupils. Following the previous inspection, you also rightly focused on ensuring high expectations to enable pupils to produce their best work in all lessons. You and your leadership team responded swiftly to this need and ensure that there is in-depth monitoring of teaching and learning, with a focus on the progress of pupils. You have extended the roles of middle leaders so that they now also check on the quality of learning in books and lessons. You ensure that carefully targeted training is matched to individuals, and clearly linked to school improvement priorities and performance management objectives. As a result, staff at all levels are accountable for the progress and achievement of pupils. The previous inspection also identified the need for leaders to summarise the progress of pupils. You have introduced a rigorous assessment system and now routinely analyse data to check on pupils’ progress. This enables you and your staff to quickly identify any underachievement in reading, writing and mathematics, and to address this through timely and appropriate interventions. You have recognised that this good practice is yet to be developed across the wider curriculum. You and the governors have high aspirations for all pupils at St Luke’s and are well on the way to realising them. Your pupils behave extremely well throughout the school. Their exemplary behaviour is a result of pupils enjoying their work and enjoying their environment. Pupils look out for each other and play energetically, but responsibly and safely. Parents appreciate how senior staff meet and greet parents and children every morning as this means they can often relay minor concerns and discuss their child with school leaders. A small minority of parents are not wholly satisfied with home–school communication. The approachability of staff and the individualised support for pupils are cited frequently by parents as strengths, however. Parents rightly have confidence in your leadership, as do staff and governors. During the inspection, we discussed the next steps for the school to improve further. First, you acknowledge that you will continue to improve reading across the school, especially for middle-ability pupils. Leaders’ work on developing a love of reading is beginning to have impact. In discussions with the inspector, pupils were excited when talking about their reading, commenting, ‘Every time I read, my imagination goes wild.’ Second, you acknowledge that you need to develop strategies for monitoring and tracking pupils’ progress across the wider curriculum and by their prior attainment. You, leaders and governors will then know how well the most able and least able pupils are progressing. Governors will then be able to hold you rigorously to account for the progress of pupils across all year groups and across the wider curriculum. Safeguarding is effective. Pupils, parents and staff have absolute confidence in leaders’ ability to keep pupils safe. Safeguarding procedures are thorough, relevant and understood by all staff. Your recruitment checks are sound and all safeguarding policies meet the statutory requirements. All staff receive up-to-date training and know what to do if they have any concerns about a pupil. External agencies are used appropriately to support pupils and their families. Pupils trust the adults in school and say that they would talk to them if they had any concerns or worries. Pupils report that bullying rarely occurs but, if it does, it is dealt with swiftly and effectively by staff. Pupils are taught how to keep safe, both personally and online. Pupils can talk with confidence about the dangers of social media and how important it is to treat everyone with respect. Inspection findings Leaders are committed to driving further improvements at St Luke’s. Everyone is ambitious for pupils to succeed and staff work well together with this as their aim. Middle leaders support each other well in overseeing the quality of teaching and learning in their key stage. Teachers plan collaboratively with each other and with teaching assistants to make sure that the needs of individual pupils are well met with high-quality teaching. The early years team has been successful in improving outcomes for children so that the majority of children achieve a good level of development above the national average. Attainment of disadvantaged children is a focus for leaders as very few disadvantaged children have reached a good level of development in the past three years. Measures are in place and planned to support this small number of children, including developing an outdoor phonics area to engage children in more active learning.

St Luke's RC Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 70% Agree 24% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>70, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 84 responses up to 14-06-2018
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