Broad Heath Community Primary School

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Broad Heath Community Primary School

Name Broad Heath Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Hanford Close, Coventry, CV6 5DP
Phone Number 02476689558
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 678 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.1
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 22.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 63.6%
Persisitent Absence 1.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.1%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (05 June 2014)
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Information about this school

Broad Heath is a rapidly expanding school that is much larger than the average-sized primary school. Nearly all pupils come from minority ethnic groups. Over a third of pupils are of Pakistani heritage. A high proportion of pupils are supported by pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority. A below average proportion of pupils are supported at school action, and an above-average proportion are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. During the current academic year, the school has undergone an extensive building programme to accommodate the school’s increase in numbers. A higher than usual number of pupils join or leave at different times during the school year. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment in English and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Children get off to an excellent start in the Early Years Foundation Stage because they receive high quality individual support. Pupils achieve well in writing in Key Stages 1 and 2 because they are taught well. Pupils make outstanding progress in mathematics as a result of teachers providing a high level of challenge in this subject. Good teaching is the key to pupils’ good achievement. The quality of teamwork between teachers and other adults who support pupils is exceptionally good. Pupils’ attitudes towards learning and their behaviour in lessons and around school are outstanding. The school is good at breaking down barriers so that all pupils have an equal chance of doing well. Pupils are valued as individuals and their wide range of cultures is celebrated. Attendance is high because pupils love school. The school provides a wealth of opportunities for pupils to become mature individuals. The key to the success of this school lies in the inspirational leadership of the headteacher. Leadership and management, including governance, are good. Senior leaders and governors have played an important part in improving the quality of teaching and learning and in raising attainment, particularly in mathematics. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Too few pupils reach higher levels in reading throughout the school because, until recently, many pupils lacked the skills needed to get to these levels. Not enough teaching is outstanding. Sometimes teachers do not ask enough of their most able pupils.