Holy Family Catholic Primary School

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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Name Holy Family Catholic Primary School
Website http://www.holyfamily.coventry.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Penny Park Lane, Coventry, CV6 2GU
Phone Number 02476333631
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 463 (50.1% boys 49.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.9
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 11.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 24.3%
Persisitent Absence 5%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.7%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (07 November 2013)
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Information about this school

This is a larger than average primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium funding (which provides additional funding for groups of pupils including those known to be eligible for free school meals) is below average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Improvements have been made in very many aspects of the school’s work since the last inspection because of the very strong and determined leadership of the headteacher and other school leaders. Teaching is typically good and some is outstanding. Teachers and pupils have supportive relationships and teachers plan lessons that help them to learn. Pupils’ achievement is good. They make good progress, and attainment at the end of Key Stage 2 is above average in reading, writing and mathematics. Children in the Nursery and Reception classes make good progress because they enjoy the broad and interesting range of activities they are given. Early reading skills are taught well. Pupils speak very positively about their school, behave well and have a clear sense of right and wrong. All staff see it as important to encourage pupils to think about behaviour and, as a result, pupils are respectful and treat adults and each other with great courtesy. The range of additional opportunities offered to pupils, including developing their skills in art and music, gives pupils a rich experience in school. The governing body has contributed well to the school’s improvement. Governors are now able to hold leaders to account for the school’s performance. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching across the school. Teachers sometimes miss opportunities to develop pupils’ independence so they can learn and explore without direct supervision. Occasionally, teaching does not challenge the more able. In a few lessons, teachers do not act swiftly to tackle pupils’ misunderstandings about the work.