Calshot Primary School

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About Calshot Primary School

Name Calshot Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Michael Wingrove
Address Calshot Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, B42 2BY
Phone Number 01216751059
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 462
Local Authority Birmingham
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher provides strong leadership and sets high expectations for staff and pupils. He is extremely ambitious for the school. This ambition is shared by all governors, leaders and staff.

The majority of pupils make good progress throughout the school and achieve the standards expected for their age. Differences in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils are diminishing. Pupils' behaviour is outstanding.

Pupils are confident, self-assured and enthusiastic learners who are proud of their school. Leaders promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very successfully. Pupils are well prepared for in modern Britain.

Parents are very positive about all aspects of the school. They appreciate how approachable senior leaders are, how well the school is run and the welcoming environment that staff create. The curriculum is well planned and offers pupils a wide range of exciting and relevant learning activities that stimulate their imagination and interest.

The quality of teaching is good. Teachers' strong subject knowledge and enthusiasm engage pupils' interests and promote learning, while teaching assistants provide effective support. Consequently pupils are enabled to extend their understanding across a wide range of subjects.

Pupils' writing, particularly across key stage 2, is a strength. Pupils are safe and well cared for. Attendance continues to improve and is above the national average.

Children make a positive start in the Nursery and Reception classes and consequently make good progress across their first years in school. The Reception classes' outdoor environment is not used effectively to promote learning. Teachers sometimes set work which does not challenge the most able pupils and, as a result, too few reach the highest standards of attainment.

Pupils are developing greater fluency and accuracy in basic number skills but their ability to use and apply their knowledge to solve mathematical problems is less well developed.

Information about this school

This is a larger than average primary school. Pupils come from a range of different ethnic backgrounds.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below national levels, while the proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below that found in most primary schools. The school runs both a breakfast and after-school club.

This provision is managed by the governing body. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information about the curriculum and the use of pupil premium funding on its website.

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