Faith Primary School

Name Faith Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Prince Edwin St, Liverpool, L5 3LW
Phone Number 01512335092
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic/Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 207 (51.2% boys 48.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.7
Local Authority Liverpool
Percentage Free School Meals 52.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 23.2%
Persistent Absence 4.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 31.4%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Skilled and aspirational leaders have taken effective steps to rapidly improve outcomes for pupils. Inclusion and nurture lie at the heart of the school's strong Christian ethos.

All are welcomed and encouraged to thrive. Staff are motivated and hard-working. They have benefited from a carefully planned programme of professional development.

Leaders have planned a broad and balanced curriculum. It is enriched by a wide range of trips and visits which develop pupils' learning, confidence and aspirations. The provision planned for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is exemplary.

These pupils achieve we...ll. Disadvantaged pupils make good progress. Staff provide a wide range of support for pupils' learning and well-being.

Pupils' behaviour is excellent. No learning time is lost in lessons and pupils develop as enthusiastic and resilient learners. Pupils achieve well in physical education (PE).

They take part in a wide range of activities and sport. Specialist teachers provide a wide range of opportunities for pupils to develop their skills in music. In mathematics, pupils gain the confidence to use their reasoning and problem-solving skills accurately.

They achieve well. Pupils read very regularly. They enjoy reading and read with confidence and for pleasure.

A below-average proportion of pupils reach the national benchmark in the Year 1 phonics screening check. In the early years and key stage 1 leaders are developing systems to improve phonics teaching. Pupils learn to write for a range of different purposes.

However, they do not use grammar, punctuation and spelling accurately. Pupils' handwriting is sometimes difficult to read. Staff are vigilant in ensuring pupils' safety and well-being.

Pupils feel safe in school. The early years classes are vibrant and nurturing. However, staff are still developing their questioning skills to support children in their learning.

Pupils are proud of their school. They enjoy lessons and attend very regularly.

Information about this school

An executive headteacher is currently leading the school.

This is a long-term arrangement, made by the local authority and diocese. The head of school took up her position in May 2017. The assistant headteacher was appointed in October 2017.

The executive headteacher was appointed in September 2018. Since the previous inspection, there have been significant changes to teaching staff. The governing body has been reorganised to include nine new foundations governors.

The school has received external support to improve leadership, teaching, learning and assessment This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average.