Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School


Name Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School
Website http://www.decschool.co.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Woodbrooke Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1UL
Phone Number 01214644040
Type Academy
Age Range 11-19
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 819 (56.7% boys 43.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 12.7
Academy Sponsor Matrix Academy Trust
Local Authority Birmingham
Percentage Free School Meals 37.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 14.9%
Persistent Absence 13.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 23.0%%
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 a good school.

Since the headteacher arrived two years ago the school has improved rapidly. The leadership team works together well. Effective systems help teachers improve their practice.

Teachers target their lessons well to the abilities of students and adapt their lessons to meet the needs of disabled students and those who have special educational needs. Students' GCSE results have improved significantly. In their lessons, students of all abilities and in all year groups are making good progress.

The school strapline: 'Believe…' represents an almost tangible ethos of high expectations that pervades the school. Students are proud of the sc...hool. They feel safe and behave well in class and around the school.

The sixth form is good. It is very small but meets the needs of its students well. Students with autistic spectrum disorder, for whom the school is a designated provider, make good progress.

The governing body takes an active strategic lead in ensuring the continuing improvement of the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Students do not read widely enough in all their subjects. A small proportion of teaching still requires improvement.

Some teaching is not sufficiently interesting to inspire students with a love of the subject.

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized comprehensive school. A high proportion of students is known to be eligible for free school meals.

The school receives specific Pupil Premium funding based on this number. About three-quarters of the students are of White British heritage, with the remainder representing a variety of different minority ethnic heritages. The school has specially resourced provision for 14 students with special educational needs.

This caters for students with autistic spectrum disorders whose education is integrated with other students. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is larger than average. The proportion of students supported at school action is also larger than average.

The school is part of the Oaks Sixth Form College, which is a collaborative post-16 provision. The school does not make use of any off-site alternative education provider for students aged 11–16. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students' attainment and progress.