Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School

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About Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School

Name Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School
Website http://www.holyspirit.st-helens.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Miss Sinead Walsh
Address Brunswick Street, Parr, St Helens, WA9 2JE
Phone Number 01744678670
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 211
Local Authority St. Helens
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have worked tirelessly since the previous inspection to improve pupils' progress and raise attainment. Uncompromising, outstanding leadership ensures that all groups of pupils receive a good-quality education. Parents and carers are very supportive of the school.

They are confident that their children are safe and well cared for. The quality of teaching and learning in key stages 1 and 2 is good. Teachers and teaching assistants work together seamlessly, ensuring that pupils receive effective support.

The teaching of phonics is good. Pupils apply their phonics skills and knowledge well to their reading and writing. The curriculum ...prepares pupils effectively for life in modern Britain.

The promotion of pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is highly effective. Pupils' work in subjects other than English and mathematics is enriched by many trips and visits. However, some pupils do not develop their skills and knowledge in these subjects as well as they do in English and mathematics.

Attendance has remained in line with the national average. Previously high rates of persistent absence have fallen significantly. Leaders meet the varied needs of the pupils exceptionally well.

The promotion of pupils' personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils' behaviour is outstanding. They behave exceptionally well in lessons and when moving around the school because they have a genuine love of learning.

Pupils are tolerant and sensitive to the needs of others. Strong behaviour management systems are understood by all and applied fairly. Disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make good progress.

Pupils' outcomes continue to improve. Pupils make good progress across key stages 1 and 2. They are prepared well for the next stages of their education.

However, at times, the most able pupils do not receive enough challenge to enable them to excel. Early years provision is outstanding. The well-designed curriculum ensures that children make outstanding progress.

The proportion of children who achieve a good level of development by the end of Reception Year has increased consistently over the past four years.

Information about this school

The school is an average-sized primary school with a 52-place nursery. The proportion of pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium is well above the national average.

The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average. Most pupils are White British. The school most recent section 48 religious education inspection took place in June 2014.

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