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24th October 18
Trail : Primary / ISP / The North West ISP Hub : All Saints' CE Primary School, Chorley

All Saints' CE Primary School, Chorley


Andy Purcell

School context:

  •  All Saints’ has 170 children on roll, with 40% on the SEN register, and 55% of our children claiming their entitlement to free school meals.
  • The school currently has 6 classes, and a nursery, but due to a rising roll All Saints’ will return to being a 1 form entry Primary School from September 2007. 
  • The school was invited to enter the ISP programme in September 2004, and remained in the programme for 2 years. 
  • The school has a chequered background, and suffered from extremely low standards in both behaviour and SAT scores - SAT scores have risen from an average 30% up to 78% over the last 6 years. 
  • What ever the phrase “a turned around school” means to you, it is possible that you could describe All Saints’ as a turned around school... thanks to the hard work of all staff, children... and indeed colleagues from Lancashire LA.
  • The children of the school are truly amazing - coming largely from an chronically social and economically deprived area - and there achievement is even more impressive.

School Data:

On entry levels

Typically children enter school already well behind national expectations - the ISP process helped the school to support children to reach national expectations - children are playing “catch up” all the time whilst at All Saints’.  Average end of baseline assessments are 44 - maths, and 42 for reading


KS 2 (Level 4+) results English - 36% - Maths - 29% - Science - 52%


CVA of 103.3
KS 2 (Level 4+) results English - 67% - Maths - 71% - Science - 100%
All children met their personal target.  LA targets were met, or exceeded

Best bits: our successes

  • Assessment for learning
  • Development of the subject leaders
  • Target setting
  • Tracking of children
  • Cross curricular links
  • Improvements in the internal environment
  • Improvements in data analyses - indeed the use of data throughout the school to inform learning and teaching.
  • Targeted support of the teaching assistants.
  • Our value added to the children.