Cedars Primary School

Primary
Hawthorne Street
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 9TH

Head:  Mrs Nicola Truman


Pupils: 437

Gender: Mixed

Ages: 3 to 11

Type: Community school

Boarding: No

Religion: Does not apply

School Description by Ofsted

Information about this school
This school is much larger than the average-sized primary school.

It became a primary school in September 2013 when Cedars Infant school extended its age range to cater for 3 - 11 year olds. At the same time, 257 Key Stage 2 pupils (that is, 7 - 11 year olds) joined the school from a nearby junior school that closed.

Almost all pupils come from minority ethnic groups, with pupils of Pakistani heritage representing over half of the school population. A substantial proportion of pupils do not have English as a first language.

The school has an above average proportion of pupils who enter and leave the school at other than the usual times.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is above average. This is funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those in the care of the local authority. In 2014, the school met the government's current floor standards which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is above average.

The school runs a breakfast club for pupils from 8.00 a.m. to 8.45 a.m. each morning.

Since the previous inspection, there have been major changes to the school. Staff numbers have been increased by 50 and the senior leadership team now has five members. Three of these joined the school in September 2013.



Progress 8 Score - Reading

-1.6
BELOW NATIONAL
Confidence interval is -3.1 to -0.1

Progress 8 Score - Writing

0.9
NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -0.5 to 2.3

Progress 8 Score -
Maths

0.4
NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -0.9 to 1.7

SATS

56%
BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE (64%)

Percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths

SATS HIGH SCORE

4%
BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE (10%)

Percentage of pupils achieving a high score in reading and maths and working at greater depth in writing

% Pupils first language not English

78.5

Percentage of pupils with English not as first language (EAL)

% Pupils eligible for FSM

26.1

Percentage of pupils eligible for Free School Meals at any time during the past 6 years


Average Salary

£39,520

Pupil Teacher Ratio

17

Number of Teachers

29

Full-time Equiv Teachers

27.9

Teaching Assistants

40

Teaching Assistants Equiv

23.6

No Vacancies.

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