Allesley Primary School


Name Allesley Primary School
Website http://www.allesleyprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 06 March 2014
Address Antrim Close, Allesley, Coventry, West Midlands, CV5 9FY
Phone Number 02476402611
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 435 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.5
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 5.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.7%
Persisitent Absence 7.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils come from a White British background. An increasing proportion of pupils come from minority ethnic groups, the largest of which are of Indian and Pakistani heritage. A very small percentage of pupils are disabled or has special educational needs supported through school action. This is well below average. Around one pupil in 12 is supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs, which is average. Around one pupil in ten is supported by the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, in the care of the local authority or with a parent in the armed forces). This is below average. The governing body manages a before- and after-school club daily. The pupils are taught in mixed- age classes at Key Stage 2 and in single age classes in the Early Years Foundation Stage and at Key Stage 1. 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. The headteacher’s effective leadership since the previous inspection has meant that standards and teaching have continued to improve. He is strongly supported by the deputy headteacher, subject and phase leaders and a knowledgeable and challenging governing body. Together they have managed the increase in the number of pupils at the school well. Typically all groups of pupils achieve well. The vast majority make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Standards have been above average since the previous inspection except for a dip in the 2013 Year 6 national tests. Teaching is consistently good, and an increasing amount is outstanding. Pupils are happy and proud of their school. They behave well and have positive attitudes to learning. Pupils feel very safe in school. Pupils do well because the school takes exceptionally good care of them as individuals, particularly those whose circumstances make them potentially vulnerable. Staff, parents and carers and pupils share a strong belief in the values of their school. The school provides pupils with an interesting range of subjects, topics and experiences which contribute strongly to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Physical education is a particular strength. Relationships within the school are good. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching to promote rapid and sustained progress in all year groups, particularly in mathematics. Standards in mathematics are not as high as in reading and writing. The school’s approach to phonics (the sounds that letters make) is not consistent across the school and has resulted in slower progress for younger pupils. A few older pupils lack confidence with mental calculations and do not have the opportunity to extend and develop their mathematics skills.