Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School

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Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School


Name Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School
Website http://www.cardinalnewmanschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
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Address Arch Road, Hersham, KT12 4QT
Phone Number 01932222536
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 405 (50.4% boys 49.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.6
Academy Sponsor Xavier Catholic Education Trust
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 3.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 21.6%
Persisitent Absence 3.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 16%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (05 December 2012)
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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.