Ingol Community Primary School

Address 39 Whitby Avenue Ingol Preston
Contact Info. T: 01772 727383
Type School
About Us

Every Pupil Matters, Every Moment Counts!

Ingol Community Primary School is a significantly smaller than average inner city primary school. When I was appointed as headteacher in September 2010, there were 56 pupils on role with 96% of pupils being White British. The majority of pupils came from homes with high levels of deprivation. Pupils entered school with poor social and communication skills and 20% of pupils were on the SEN register.

There was evidence of poor progress by many pupils especially value added from KS1 to KS2. Data showed that there was a three year trend of test results that were significantly below age related expectations. The overall profile of teaching was satisfactory with pockets of poorer teaching. From the outset it was evident that we had a long way to go to achieve success but the key issue was the behaviour for learning within school. Many pupils did not enjoy learning. The curriculum was subject based, lacking in pace and rigor, which did not motivate or inspire pupils to want to learn. Teaching did not meet or challenge the needs of all pupils which resulted in many pupils becoming passive learners.