Great Meols Primary was inspected by Ofsted on the 28th and 29th September 2010. The inspectors awarded the school grade 1 (Outstanding) and noted that:

"Standards in English, mathematics and science are high and throughout the school pupils make good and at times outstanding progress. Their overall achievement in both academic and personal development is excellent."

We had a subsequent monitoring visit on the 22nd September 2015 which focused on maths and disadvantaged pupils.

Priorities for further improvement identified were:

  • Ensure that sufficient time is given to enable pupils to grasp mathematical concepts before moving on to new learning.
  • Make certain all pupils have greater opportunities to develop their mathematical and reasoning skills through problem solving and investigative activities.
  • Narrow the achievement gap for disadvantaged pupils across the school.

Who or what are Ofsted?

The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) regulates and inspects to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.

It regulates and inspects childcare and children's social care, and inspects the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (Cafcass), schools, colleges, initial teacher training, work-based learning and skills training, adult and community learning, and education and training in prisons and other secure establishments. It rates council children's services, and inspects services for looked after children, safeguarding and child protection.