Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy

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Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy

Name Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
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 13 November 2014
Address Glenfield Road, Leicester, LE3 6DF
Phone Number 01162857261
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 596 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.4
Academy Sponsor St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Leicester
Percentage Free School Meals 7.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 45.2%
Persisitent Absence 4.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.3%
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

Christ the King is a much larger than average primary school situated on the outskirts of Leicester City. It is expected that pupil numbers will grow. Provision in the early years takes the form of a Reception class. Children enter at four years of age and attend full-time. The pupils are organised into 11 classes; seven single-age classes and four mixed-age classes. This is a denominational school and all pupils, including those from minority ethnic families, are Christian. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. Pupils from minority ethnic groups make up over half of the whole school roll. The largest group comes from an Indian background, but there are smaller numbers of pupils with Pakistani, Bangladeshi and other Asian heritages. About 40% of pupils speak English as an additional language. At 18%%, the proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is broadly average compared to that seen nationally. The proportion of pupils eligible for additional support through pupil premium funding is much lower average. Less than 10% of pupils in school are eligible for this additional government funding. It is provided for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those in local authority care. The school has a breakfast club which is the responsibility of the governing body. The headteacher is the Chairperson of the local Development Group of primary, secondary and special schools. He is a Local Leader of Education (LLE) and an Ofsted inspector.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The school is expertly led and managed by the headteacher and senior leaders. They have established a highly successful and shared vision that has led to excellent teaching and high standards in all of the school’s work. Children get off to a very strong start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Outstanding provision leads to children making rapid progress. The excellent progress seen in the early years is sustained for all groups of pupils as they move through the school. Any gaps in achievement between individuals or groups are quickly identified and addressed. The great majority of pupils achieve very well and their results comfortably exceed national averages by the time they leave school at the end of Year 6. The quality of teaching is outstanding. Teachers have excellent subject knowledge and know and plan for the needs of their pupils very well. As a result, pupils are inspired by, and highly engaged in, their learning. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. They have a genuine appetite for learning and behave exceptionally well, both in lessons and around the school. Their exemplary behaviour makes a strong contribution to their learning. The school makes sure that all pupils are safe and secure. Pupils have a very thorough understanding of how to stay safe and talk readily about the trust they have in the adults who work with them in the school. The school’s work to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. Pupils have an impressive knowledge of different faiths and cultures, showing tremendous respect and tolerance for their beliefs and customs. Well-informed governors hold school leaders rigorously to account and have ensured the school has improved significantly since the last inspection. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school’s work. They appreciate the opportunities the school provides for them to participate and express their views. Leaders recognise the need to ensure the quality of teaching remains as high as it currently is as teachers respond to the demands of the new National Curriculum. They plan to work in even closer collaboration with other schools to bring this about.