Cotham Gardens Primary School

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About Cotham Gardens Primary School

Name Cotham Gardens Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Steven Read
Address 18 Cotham Grove, Bristol, BS6 6AL
Phone Number 01173772610
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 536
Local Authority Bristol, City of
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. All groups of pupils achieve well.

Attainment is, currently, above the latest national averages in both key stages. Most pupils are, currently, making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils benefit from teaching that is usually good, with a growing amount that is outstanding.

Reading is taught very well. Pupils quickly grasp the skills they need and go on to become fluent readers with a love of books. Pupils behave well and value their school.

They have positive attitudes to learning and take good care of each other. The headteacher and senior team provide very strong leadership. They promote high quality teac...hing, which results in pupils' achievement being good and improving.

Governors are rigorous and efficient in conducting their responsibilities. They are focused exceptionally well on improving outcomes for all pupils. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all pupils are able to make accelerated progress and attain the higher levels in all subjects.

Teaching is not generally outstanding. Some teaching does not demand enough of the pupils by challenging them to extend their learning and give of their best.

Information about this school

Colston's Primary School is larger than the average primary school.

Colston's Primary School converted to become an academy on 1 September 2012. When its predecessor school, Colston's Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional funding given to the school by the government for certain groups, including those eligible for free school meals) is lower than average.

The majority of pupils come from White British backgrounds. A third of pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds. An average proportion of pupils speaks English an additional language.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is much lower than the national average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

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