|Name||Holy Family Catholic Primary School|
|Address||Mansel Road West, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 9LP|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||411 (51.6% boys 48.4% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||15.9|
|Percentage Free School Meals||25.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||40.6%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||28.0%%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Inspection
Information about this school
The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. As a school with a distinctive religious ethos, the school was subject to an inspection under section 48 of the Education Act 2005 in March 2015.
Over a quarter of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium. This figure is above average. The majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds.
The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above average. Similarly, the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average, while the proportion of pupils who have an education health and care plan is below average.
The school provides a breakfast and after school club on-site. The clubs are run by school staff. The school is in partnership with three other primary schools.
The executive headteacher leads all four schools.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school The executive headteacher provides exceptional leadership, modelling exemplary practice for her team. This creates a school environment where all staff feel empowered to do their very best.
The very strong team of senior leaders and governors continually challenge the school to get even better. They have an insightful understanding of the school's strengths and the next steps needed to improve further. The provision for early years is outstanding.
High-quality leadership and teaching create a stimulating learning environment and ensure that children have the best possible start to school life. Middle leaders play an important role to ensure continuous improvement in their areas of responsibility. Leaders at the school actively support other schools both locally and nationally and share their best practice.
Teaching is highly effective. Teachers' questioning encourages pupils to deepen their thinking, and this contributes to pupils' exceptional learning over time. Leaders are diligent in carrying out their duties for safeguarding.
Pupils' welfare needs are very well met. The precise tracking of pupils' progress across the curriculum enables leaders and teachers to have a detailed understanding of how well pupils are doing and where support may be needed. Fewer of the most able disadvantaged pupils achieve at the higher standards in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of key stage 2 compared to their peers nationally.
There are many opportunities for pupils to develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding. This helps to sustain a nurturing environment in which pupils can thrive and which prepares them well for life in modern Britain. The curriculum is rich and varied.
It engages pupils very effectively in their learning. There is a wide range of interesting opportunities for pupils. Pupils' behaviour is outstanding.
They have extremely positive attitudes and rise to leaders' expectations that they will make every effort to succeed. Pupils say that bullying is rare. Parents are extremely supportive and strongly appreciative of the school.