Grove Vale Primary School

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About Grove Vale Primary School

Name Grove Vale Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Alison Connop
Address Monksfield Avenue, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 6AL
Phone Number 01213574319
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 420
Local Authority Sandwell
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

Pupils make excellent progress in all subjects and learn exceptionally well. Standards are well-above-average by the end of Year 6. Pupils behave impeccably at all times.

Relationships are extremely positive and so pupils feel safe at all times and get on exceptionally well together. Outstanding teaching coupled with pupils' exemplary attitudes to learning ensures pupils' full concentration and involvement in lessons. Pupils and all adults who work in the classroom check pupils' learning continually and make immediate changes if they find the work is too hard or too easy.

Adults and pupils have great respect for each and so a positive atmosphere permeates the building. Pupils successfully 'embrace diversity and the world around them.' The school's leadership promotes the highest possible expectations for pupils' achievement.

There has been a relentless drive to improve all aspects of the school's work, including the quality of teaching. The executive headteacher, head of school, deputy headteacher and governors complement each other extremely well and, with the whole-staff team, ensure all aspects of the school's work continue to improve. All staff constantly strive to improve what they do and share a vision that 'nothing less than all pupils reaching their potential' will do.

The rich and relevant curriculum promotes pupils' excellent spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and academic achievement highly effectively. Attendance is above average and pupils' excellent punctuality ensures a prompt start to the day.

Information about this school

Grove Vale Primary School is larger than the average-sized primary school.

Pupils are from a number of different minority ethnic backgrounds with White British and Indian being the two largest groups. A well-above-average proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. A below average proportion of pupils are known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children in local authority care, and those who have a parent in the armed services.

The proportions of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action, at school action plus and with a statement of special educational needs are all below average. The school meets the government's current floor standards (the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress). The school does not make use of alternative provision off site.

The school is federated with Holy Trinity CE Primary School with which it shares an executive headteacher, governing body and special educational needs coordinator. The breakfast and after school clubs are managed by the school. The onsite Little Valers preschool is managed separately and was not inspected with the school.

Also at this postcode
Little Valers Pre-school Committee

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