Cromwell Junior and Infant School

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Cromwell Junior and Infant School


Name Cromwell Junior and Infant School
Website https://cromwell.eschools.co.uk/
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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 Cromwell Street, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5BA
Phone Number 01214642434
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 236 (47.5% boys 52.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.7
Academy Sponsor Cromwell Learning Community Academy Trust
Local Authority Birmingham
Percentage Free School Meals 63.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 71.6%
Persistent Absence 4.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.4%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

Outstanding leadership and management have sustained high levels of pupil achievement since the previous inspection. From low starting points, pupils make excellent progress. Standards are above average in reading, writing and mathematics in Year 6 and there has been an upward trend in attainment over time.

The management of teachers' performance is very robust. Senior leaders and governors are highly successful in ensuring that, even when there are staff changes, pupils' learning is not compromised. Staff rise exceedingly well to the high expectations the school's leadership has of them.

The quality of teaching is outst...anding. The governing body provides high levels of support and challenge that ensure that no stone is left unturned in the drive to secure the best for the pupils. Parents are extremely positive about the school and what it does for them and their children.

Behaviour is excellent. Pupils feel very safe in school and the school makes sure that pupils know how to keep themselves safe, including when using the internet. The pupils' high levels of attendance show how much they enjoy school and want to be there so that they can learn well.

The entire school – corridors, classrooms and public areas – are a celebration of the aspirations and achievements of the whole school community. The school's work to foster community cohesion and eradicate all forms of discrimination is outstanding. The school actively helps pupils to develop the skills and attitudes that will help them to contribute positively to life in modern Britain as they grow up.

Although several aspects are outstanding, provision for children in Nursery and Reception leads to good rather than outstanding progress. In Nursery and Reception, and in subjects other than English and mathematics, assessment systems, although developing well, are not yet tight enough to show clearly how well pupils are learning and what they need to do next.

Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school.

It provides full-time Nursery and Reception education and it runs its own breakfast club. Almost all pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds and most pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding is well above average at 82%.

This funding is for children in local authority care and those previously known to be eligible for free school meals. At 14%, the proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is broadly average. The proportion of pupils who join or leave the school partway through their primary education is well above average.

The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress. The headteacher is a Local Leader in Education. She and other staff in the school support local schools in their drive for improvement.