All Souls Catholic Primary School


Name All Souls Catholic Primary School
Website http://www.allsoulsschool.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 14 November 2013
Address Abercorn Road, Chapelfields, Coventry, West Midlands, CV5 8ED
Phone Number 02476675836
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 238 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.3
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 7.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 15.1%

Information about this school

All Souls is similar to the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average. A below-average proportion of the pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. This number has risen in recent years. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well. By the end of Year 6, they reach standards that are well above average. There is good progress through Key Stage 1 and even better progress towards the end of Key Stage 2. This is where the teaching encourages pupils to think for themselves. Attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is high due to good and outstanding teaching. Teaching is typically good. Staff work well together, knowing which pupils to support in which lessons. Attendance has been consistently high. Pupils enjoy coming to school, and they feel safe and secure. The school provides a caring environment for all pupils. School leaders constantly review opportunities offered to the pupils, with more pupils taking part in a wide variety of activities. Leadership and management, including governance, are good. The headteacher and deputy headteacher are aware of current strengths and weaknesses and have tackled weaker teaching and so raised attainment. Pupils are proud citizens of their school. They look out for each other and they behave well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding. Teachers do not yet encourage pupils to develop their own ideas and then learn from their mistakes. Children’s progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage requires improvement. Pupils’ achievement is not consistently good or better through all year groups. Teaching does not challenge pupils quickly enough to move on to harder work.