All Saints RC School

Name All Saints RC School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 21 June 2016
Address Mill Mount Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1BJ
Phone Number 01904647877
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1335 (43% boys 57% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.7
Local Authority York
Percentage Free School Meals 6.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.2%

Information about this school

All Saints RC School is a larger than average secondary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is half the national average. Pupil premium funding is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children looked after. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds or who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below the national average. The proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan is also below the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards that set minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school uses the Danesgate Centre for pupils at risk of exclusion. The school runs a breakfast club. The school meets the requirements with respect to the publication of information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher provides principled and exceptional leadership. Along with other leaders, he has created a vision of high achievement and scholastic excellence built upon a bedrock of care and high-quality relationships. Governors play an exceptionally strong strategic role in the school. They provide a superb balance of support and challenge and have the best interests of pupils at the forefront of their minds at all times. Standards are high. Pupils make excellent progress across a range of subjects and, by the time they reach Year 11, outcomes are well above national averages. Teaching, learning and assessment continue to improve year on year. Teachers are passionate, enthusiastic, demonstrate exceptional subject knowledge, provide valuable feedback to pupils and make effective checks on pupils’ learning. This leads to pupils making outstanding progress. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. In and out of lessons pupils are polite, courteous and have extremely positive attitudes to learning. The curriculum is effective in both key stages 3 and 4, and in the sixth form. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is a real strength of the school’s work. Leaders in the sixth form are highly ambitious and keep an ever watchful eye on the progress of all students. Leaders are quick and effective in successfully intervening should learners show early signs of underachievement. The use of additional funding is making a real difference to the life chances of pupils, particularly those who are disadvantaged. This group of pupils is making strong progress and where gaps exist, they are closing rapidly. Pupils are safe in school and feel safe. Pupils remark on the high quality of care and support they receive and know that there is always someone they can turn to when issues arise.