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This is an outstanding school Senior leaders have demonstrated sustained tenacity and determination in their drive to provide the best possible education for pupils.
Staff, parents, carers and governors form a strong united team, who fully endorse senior leaders' ambition to 'value, inspire and challenge every child and adult' at this school. The school's Catholic values permeate every aspect of its work. All pupils and staff are respected and known as individuals, creating a safe, inclusive family ethos, in which pupils flourish.
Consistently strong teaching and learning enable pupils to thrive academically. Staff have high expectations. Their subject knowled...ge is strong because they have had regular training and professional development.
Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They are interested in lessons and work hard, always trying to do their best. Work in their books is beautifully presented, reflecting great care and pride in their work.
Outcomes at the end of key stage 2 have continued to improve substantially. Pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics have all risen year-on-year. Progress in writing and mathematics was well above the national averages in 2018.
Behaviour around the school and at breaktimes is impeccable. Pupils are well mannered, thoughtful and welcoming, including to others who are new to the school. Pupils achieve very strong outcomes in phonics as a result of precise, accurate teaching from when they start in school.
Children get off to an excellent start in the early years. They make outstanding progress, including those who start school at a very early stage of speaking English as an additional language. The curriculum enables pupils to achieve high standards in a range of subjects.
In particular, the quality of pupils' work in science and religious education (RE) is extremely high. Leaders have started an in-depth review of the curriculum to ensure that pupils achieve consistently high standards across all subjects. Disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) achieve well.
Staff have an in-depth understanding of their needs and provide excellent support, enabling pupils to make strong progress. Leaders and governors have not checked regularly that all the information on the school's website is up to date.
Information about this school
Holy Family Catholic Primary School is a larger-than-average-sized primary school.
There are 15 classes, two for each year group from Reception to Year 6, and one Nursery class. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well below the national average. Levels of deprivation are similar to those seen nationally.
Around 30% of pupils are of White British heritage. Pupils are from many different minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is much higher than the national average.
The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average. Holy Family Catholic Primary School is a voluntary-aided Catholic school. Its last section 48 inspection was in March 2014.
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