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Summary of key findings for parents and pupils:
“Marton Primary Academy and Nursery continues to be a good school” – OFSTED May 2023
Unique reference number 141867
Local authority Blackpool
Inspection number 10269019
Type of school Primary
School category Academy converter
Age range of pupils 2 to 11
Gender of pupils Mixed
Number of pupils on the school roll 322
Appropriate authority Board of trustees
Chair of trust John Stephens
Headteacher Alice Coyle
Dates of previous inspection 6 and 7 February 2018, under section 5 of
the Education Act 2005
Information about this school
- The school is part of the Bright Futures Education Trust.
- A small number of pupils are dual-registered and attend other primary schools.
- Since the previous inspection, a new headteacher and executive headteacher have been appointed. The executive headteacher is also responsible for another school in the trust.
- The school has a specially resourced provision for pupils with SEND. The specially resourced provision is for 32 primary-aged pupils. Pupils’ primary needs in this base include autism spectrum disorder. All pupils who attend the specially resourced provision have education, health and care plans.
- There is provision for two-year-old children in the Nursery class.
Information about this inspection
- This was the first routine inspection that the school received since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The inspector discussed the impact of the pandemic with leaders and has taken that into account in his evaluation of the school.
- The inspector held meetings with the headteacher, the executive principal and other senior leaders to discuss provision for pupils with SEND, attendance and pupils’ behaviour, welfare and personal development.
- The inspector met with members of the governing body and trustees. He held a conversation with a representative from the local authority.
- The inspector carried out deep dives into these subjects: early reading, mathematics and history. For each deep dive, he discussed the curriculum with subject leaders, visited a sample of lessons, spoke with teachers, spoke to some pupils about their learning and looked at samples of pupils’ work. The inspector also heard pupils read to a familiar adult.
- The inspector spoke with staff about their workload and well-being. He reviewed the responses to Ofsted’s online survey for staff.
- The inspector met with parents and reviewed the responses to Ofsted Parent View, including the free-text comments. There were no responses to Ofsted’s pupil survey to consider.
- The inspector spoke to safeguarding leaders about the reporting and recording of safeguarding incidents. He talked with pupils about their safety and welfare. He examined a range of policies and documents relating to safeguarding, including the school’s safeguarding policy.
Lenford White, lead inspector Ofsted Inspector
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