Leigh Church of England Academy

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Leigh Church of England Academy


Name Leigh Church of England Academy
Website http://www.leigh.covmat.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Plants Hill Crescent, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 9RQ
Phone Number 02476464475
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 222 (47.3% boys 52.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.3
Academy Sponsor Diocese Of Coventry
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 35.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.6%
Persisitent Absence 8.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (23 May 2017)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Information about this school

Leigh Church of England Primary School is a smaller than average-sized primary school. Children attend full time in the Reception class, but for morning sessions only in the Nursery class. The school runs a breakfast and an after-school club. The school has experienced quite a high turnover of staff. Three of the current teachers have joined the staff this academic year..The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and receive support from the pupil premium is well above average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is above average. Most pupils are White British. In 2016, the school met the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of pupils by the end of Year 6. A very few pupils attend ‘The Key’ alternative provision part-time at Parkgate Primary School in Coventry. This setting helps pupils to address their challenging behaviour. Some of the support provided through the network of local authority schools has been provided by a local leader in education (LLE). The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have set high expectations for the quality of teaching and for pupils’ conduct. Teaching across the school is improving rapidly, and is now consistently good. Teachers set tasks that are accurately based on what pupils already know and understand. Pupils demonstrate enthusiasm for their work, and learning proceeds at a good pace. Leaders check carefully on pupils’ progress. They identify quickly those at risk of falling behind, and make good arrangements to help them catch up. Subject leaders, through the effective checking on classroom practice, contribute well to improving the teaching of English and mathematics. The school is in the early stages of extending this scrutiny to the teaching of science and other foundation subjects. Teaching does not do enough to encourage pupils to be curious and think for themselves. Teaching assistants generally make a good contribution to pupils’ learning. However, their skills or their deployment sometimes do not allow them to have the greatest possible impact. Pupils behave well, both in lessons and at social times. They know how to keep themselves safe from a variety of risks. Inspection evidence showed that pupils are currently making strong progress in English and mathematics, and developing a good understanding of many other subjects. Pupils benefit from a broad curriculum, and some good extra-curricular activities. Leaders promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding well. Safeguarding is effective. Staff have a detailed knowledge of pupils and their circumstances, and provide an impressive quality of care. Parents expressed strong support for the school and its leaders. Nevertheless, more needs to be done to engage a small minority of parents with helping their children to learn. Rapid improvement in the quality of teaching means that provision in the early years is now good. However, pupils do not benefit consistently from all the recent improvements.