|Name||Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
|Inspection Date||05 December 2012|
|Address||Arch Road, Hersham, KT12 4QT|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||405 (50% boys 50% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||23.6|
|Academy Sponsor||Xavier Catholic Education Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||3.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||21.6%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||16%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Inspection:
Information about this school
The school is larger than most primary schools. Most pupils are of White British heritage and very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding) is lower than the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported through school action is broadly average, as is the proportion of pupils who are supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the current floor standard, which sets the government’s minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school does not use any alternative provision for pupils. The breakfast club and the after-school club are not managed by the governing body, and have been inspected separately.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school Pupils work hard and they make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics across the school. Their standards are significantly above average by the end of Year 6. Teaching is consistently good. It is usually lively and teachers plan activities that interest and inspire pupils. Pupils enjoy school and this is reflected in their good attendance. They behave well and they feel safe because they know that adults care for them. Pupils have excellent attitudes and this is shown in the way they care for each other and show respect for the views of others, regardless of their background. The stimulating range of subjects and topics covered makes a good contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. There is also a wide range of additional activities for pupils at the end of the school day. School leaders and governors are ambitious for pupils’ achievements and personal development, and have high expectations of staff and pupils. They have successfully raised pupils’ achievement by improving the quality of teaching. Issues from the previous inspection have been successfully addressed, demonstrating that the school has the capacity to improve further. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Occasionally, teachers do not always challenge pupils by asking questions that make them think hard. Pupils in some classes are not required to respond to teachers’ marking and correct errors in their work. There are not enough occasions for pupils to work and learn independently. Middle leaders have not addressed the occasional weaknesses in some teachers’ marking.