Bishop Perowne CofE College

Name Bishop Perowne CofE College
Ofsted Inspections
Address Merriman’s Hill Road, Worcester, WR3 8LE
Phone Number 01905746800
Type Academy
Age Range 11-16
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 912 (46.9% boys 53.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.1
Academy Sponsor Bishop Perowne Church Of England College
Local Authority Worcestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 29.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 17.3%
Persistent Absence 19.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.6%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

Bishop Perowne CofE College is a Church of England school.

It last had a section 48 inspection in July 2018. It is a standalone converter academy. The school serves pupils aged 11 to 16 in the Worcester area.

It has a higher than average proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and a higher than average proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities. The school uses three alternative provisions, The Aspire Academy, Gloverspiece Mini-farm and The Nurture Centre.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since 2017, leaders have improved every aspect of the school.

They have ensured that the curriculum is appropriate, flexible and meets pupils' needs. The school is now a calm and purposeful place. Pupils are consistently respectful to one another and staff.

Governors are ambitious for pupils and have supported leaders in their journey of improvement. They are not afraid to change things when they are not working. Though improving, disadvantaged pupils' progress in mathematics could be improved further.

Literacy and numeracy teaching in tutorial time is not as effective as it could be. Pupils' behaviour has improved considerably. The number of days of education pupils lose because of exclusion has reduced drastically.

Pupils' attendance has improved and is now in line with the national average. Teaching has improved. Leaders' systems to monitor teaching standards and improve learning have been effective.

Provision for groups who have previously underachieved has improved. As a result, disadvantaged pupils, those with low prior attainment and those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities has improved. Too few pupils who attend alternative provision are reintegrated back into the school.