The Roebuck School

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Inkerman Street
Ashton
Preston
PR2 2BN
01772729337
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Pupils
280
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Ages
3 - 11
Gender
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Mixed
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Type
Community school
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(28/2/18)
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52%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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The school meets the current government floor targets and is above the coasting threshold. The school has a higher than average proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is similar to other schools nationally. Most pupils are from White British heritage. There are a high proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language. Mobility of pupils is high. There has been a change of leadership since the previous inspection. There have been a significant number of other staffing changes since the previous inspection. The school has received support from the local authority since the previous inspection. Inspection report: The Roebuck School, 27–28 February 2018 Page 10 of 12 Information about this inspection Inspectors held discussions with the headteacher deputy headteacher and assistant headteacher (who is also the coordinator for special educational needs). Inspectors talked with leaders of: English; mathematics; the curriculum; spiritual, moral, social and cultural education; early years; behaviour and attendance. The lead inspector also held meetings with the chair and vice-chair of the governing body and two other governors. Inspectors listened to pupils read and held discussions with groups of pupils. They also talked informally with pupils around the school, in the dining room and in the playground. Inspectors took account of the view of parents by reviewing 47 responses to Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, and free-text comments. Inspectors also held discussions with parents as they dropped their children off at school. Inspectors considered 26 responses to the staff questionnaire. Inspectors examined a range of documentation, including the school website, information about pupils’ attainment and progress, leaders’ review of current school performance, records of meetings and reports from governors. Inspectors examined safeguarding documentation and records behaviour, bullying and attendance. Inspection team Claire Cropper, lead inspector Ofsted Inspector Steve Bentham Her Majesty’s Inspector Kathleen McArthur Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: The Roebuck School, 27–28 February 2018 Page 11 of 12 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/complaints-about-ofsted. If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

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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.

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  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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