Corpus Christi Catholic School

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Corpus Christi Catholic School


Name Corpus Christi Catholic 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.
Address Langbank Avenue, Ernesford Grange, Coventry, CV3 2QP
Phone Number 02476454931
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 403 (49.9% boys 50.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.4
Academy Sponsor The Romero Catholic Academy
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 19.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 39.5%
Persisitent Absence 5.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (12 May 2015)
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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.

Information about this school

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary is an average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional government funding to support pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority) is above average at just over 36%. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average at just over 14%. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above average at just over 41%. The majority of pupils are from a variety of ethnic minority groups, the largest being Black African pupils at just under 29%. The large minority of pupils are of White British heritage at just over 47%. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Children in the Nursery attend on a part-time basis, while those in the Reception class attend full-time. There has been a significant change of staff since the last inspection. Currently, there are a number of vacancies on the governing body. The school runs a breakfast and after-school club for pupils attending the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress in every key stage which results in good achievement. Attainment is rising and is broadly average at the end of Year 6. Teaching is effective because work is matched well for pupils of all abilities. Children make a good start in the early years and so are well prepared for Year 1. Pupils behave well and have a positive attitude towards their work. They know that adults will respond to any concerns they have and so feel safe. The teaching of phonics (the sounds that letters make) is excellent, resulting in above average results in the national phonics screening test in Year 1. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school. The headteacher and senior leaders have a clear vision for school improvement and are rigorous in checking to see that this happens. Consequently, the school is continuing to improve. The governing body have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for development and support and challenge the school well. The school cares extremely well for all its pupils, demonstrated through the school’s clear focus on pastoral care, especially for those who are vulnerable. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupil’s comprehension skills are not fully developed. Teachers do not always use questions well enough to deepen pupil’s knowledge and understanding. The leadership of subjects other than English and mathematics is not fully established to ensure leaders check that pupils are reaching their potential.