Cannon Park Primary School

Name Cannon Park Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Bransford Avenue, Coventry, CV4 7PS
Phone Number 02476414683
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 197 (52.3% boys 47.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.4
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 8.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 23.8%
Persisitent Absence 9.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (20 November 2012)
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Information about this school

This primary school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Two people are currently sharing the post of headteacher. This is a temporary arrangement agreed by the governing body. The proportions of disabled pupils, those with a statement of special educational needs and those who need extra support at school action plus, are close to the national average. The proportion of pupils supported as school action is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or in the care of the local authority, for whom the school receives additional income (the pupil premium), is below average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above the national average. The proportion of pupils moving in and out of the school at different times in the year is higher than the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress in English and mathematics. Standards in mathematics and reading are above average. More pupils reach the higher levels in mathematics than is found nationally. Teachers have high expectations of pupils of all abilities. Teachers plan activities that fire pupils’ enthusiasm and help them to learn and achieve. The headteachers challenge weaker teaching and tell teachers clearly what needs to be better. Their actions to improve teaching have been successful. Parents are extremely positive about the school. They feel that their children make good progress. They praise the way the school cares for the high numbers of children who join at different points of the year. The school has introduced actions to promote good attendance. Attendance is above average and improving. Governors are knowledgeable about the school. They are clear about the actions the headteachers have taken to improve the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement. Pupils show good attitudes to learning. Their behaviour is good. Pupils feel safe in school and know what to do to avoid dangerous situations. It is not yet an outstanding school because : A small amount of teaching requires improvement. At times, pupils spend too long listening to teachers. Teachers do not always use questioning effectively enough to challenge pupils’ thinking. Pupils do not do as well in their writing as they do in reading and mathematics. The quality of feedback given to pupils in lessons and in books, particularly in pupils’ writing, does not always lead to improvement. The headteachers do not monitor effectively the performance of teaching assistants. As a result their work varies in quality.