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  • St Teresa's RC Primary School
    Redcar Road
    Little Lever
    BL3 1EN
  • Head: Mrs Jenni Willis
  • T 01204 333163
  • F 01204 333164
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Bolton
  • Pupils: 132
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 19th October 2021
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 18th October 2017
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Our small school has been fortunate enough to be on the OFSTED outstanding schools' list four times in succession making it a consistently outstanding school since 1998. We have been commended for our innovative curriculum, our high standards, our pupils' excellent behaviour and our work with children with a special educational need. At our last OFSTED inspection we achieved top marks across the board. We also hold the Leading Parent Partnership Award for the work we do to involve parents in their child's education. We believe that strong partnerships with home are crucial.

We pride ourselves in helping each child to achieve the very best they can and we have a staff who really care about the children they teach. Our school is a real community and a place where everyone is valued.
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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Saint Teresa's RC Primary is a small school with a very supportive ethos. We believe that every child is entitled to the very best education we can provide. We have been fortunate enough to be on the OFSTED 'outstanding schools' list twice following our last two inspections. This is an incredible achievement and is testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved with our school. Children with a special educational need are given encouragement, challenge and support. We celebrate all successes and encourage children to be responsible for themselves and their environment. We have a school where respect for each other, tolerance, good manners and excellent behaviour are at the forefront of everything we do. As a small school we are able to really get to know our children and to ensure that all types of learners, not only those with a special need are supported. We have outstanding links to Ladywood Special school, some of their children have appropriate lessons at St Teresa's and our children use their superb facilities. Their expertise is always available to us and many of our staff have benefited from 'learning visits' to their school.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

Interpreting catchment maps

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Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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