Limbrick Wood Primary School

Name Limbrick Wood Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Bush Close, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 9QT
Phone Number 02476466744
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 183 (54.1% boys 45.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.5
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 40.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 18.9%
Persisitent Absence 18.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 30%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (19 September 2012)
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Information about this school

Limbrick Wood is a smaller than average primary school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. About a fifth of pupils are from a number of different minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils in receipt of pupil premium (those known to be eligible for free school meals and children in care) is almost three times the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is above average and high in some year groups. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement for a disability or learning difficulty is also above average. More pupils join and leave the school in year groups other than nursery or reception years than in other schools. There is a breakfast and after-school club that is managed by the school’s governing body and therefore was part of this inspection. The school meets the government current floor standards, which is the minimum expected for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The school has sustained the rapid and strong improvement in pupils’ attainment reported in the previous inspection. All pupils make consistently good progress across the school in reading, writing and mathematics due to consistently good teaching. Teaching is improving well. Teachers and teaching assistants give effective targeted support to small groups of pupils in lessons to enable them to complete challenging tasks and sometimes exceed expected levels for their age. Pupils have positive attitudes and are keen to succeed in response to the positive encouragement they receive from adults in lessons. Behaviour is good at all times. Teachers’ marking gives clear and focused feedback so that pupils know independently how to check and improve their work increasingly as they get older. All staff and governors embrace the headteacher’s vision for improving pupils’ achievement and fulfil their role in making sure it happens. Monitoring activities always have a focus and purpose which derive from a rigorous and accurate evaluation of pupils’ progress and attainment. The governing body has good knowledge of the school’s effectiveness through rigorous monitoring including attendance at weekly meetings to check pupils’ work in books against assessments of their progress. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always check early enough in lessons that pupils can complete the planned tasks when they work independently. As a result, support and/or the level of tasks are not adjusted quickly enough when pupils find them too difficult. The monitoring of teaching in lessons does not always focus sufficiently on how well pupils are learning as a measure of quality. Consequently, specific aspects of teaching that require improvement in the short term are not always identified.