Grangehurst Primary School


Name Grangehurst Primary School
Website http://www.grangehurst.coventry.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Anderton Road, Longford, Coventry, CV6 6JN
Phone Number 02476365999
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 393 (52.4% boys 47.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.7
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 13.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 18.5%
Persisitent Absence 12.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 21.4%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (27 January 2016)
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Information about this school

This is a larger than average-sized primary school. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are supported by the pupil premium is broadly average. This is additional government funding to support pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils who are disabled or who have special educational needs receiving school support is above average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is below average. Early years provision is full time in Reception. The school meets the government’s floor standards (as a result of confirmation by the Department for Education), which are the minimum standards expected nationally for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school provides a breakfast club and after-school club.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and leaders have successfully improved teaching, learning and assessment since the last inspection so that it is now good. As a result, pupils are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics and their attainment is rising rapidly. Other adults are skilled in supporting the learning of individuals and groups of pupils. They make a good contribution to these pupils’ progress. The personal development of pupils in the school is outstanding, as is the care and welfare of pupils and their families. The behaviour of pupils is good. They are proud of their school and show respect to staff and to others. Pupils’ positive attitudes to learning contribute to their good progress. The well-designed curriculum provides pupils with experiences which engage and enthuse them as well as improving their basic skills. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. The Early Years Foundation Stage is outstanding. This is because high-quality teaching develops children’s skills and understanding very effectively and rapidly. The governing body has improved since the last inspection. Governors know the strengths and weaknesses of the school. They are, therefore, able to provide effective support and challenge to school leaders, so that the school continues to improve. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Sometimes the work pupils choose is too easy or difficult, which means they do not learn as well as they could. Teachers do not always follow the school’s marking policy to ensure that pupils’ work improves. The teaching of skills to enable strong progress in grammar, punctuation and spelling is not yet consistently effective, particularly in Key Stage 2. Leaders’ checks on the quality of teaching do not consistently focus closely on the progress of groups of pupils.