Longford Park Primary School

Name Longford Park Primary School
Website http://www.longfordpark.coventry.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Windmill Road, Coventry, CV6 7AT
Phone Number 02476687688
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 230 (51.7% boys 48.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.8
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 20%
Percentage English is Not First Language 43.9%
Persisitent Absence 15%
Pupils with SEN Support 29.4%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (07 December 2016)
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Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school met the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 6, in 2015. This information is not yet available for the 2016 cohort because progress information has not yet been validated. The school is of an average size for a primary school. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for support through pupil premium funding is higher than the national average. Over half of pupils are from minority ethnic groups, which is above the national average. The largest ethnic groups are White British, White other and Indian. Two in five pupils speak English as an additional language. One quarter of pupils have special educational needs and/or disabilities. This is higher than the national average. Children in the Nursery attend classes part time. Children in Reception attend full time.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school As a result of effective leadership, management and governance, the school’s effectiveness has improved since the last inspection and continues to do so. Pupils enjoy their learning at Longford Park. The highly effective curriculum and enrichment opportunities motivate pupils well and provide them with exciting and memorable experiences. Pupils who speak English as an additional language make strong progress as a result of support that develops their language skills. Disadvantaged pupils achieve well, because of effective use of pupil premium funding. Children achieve well in the early years because of effective teaching that is matched to their starting points, and an exciting and stimulating environment. Strong relationships exist between pupils and adults. Pupils behave well and feel safe. They are polite, courteous and work hard. The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well, so that pupils are prepared for life in modern Britain. Attendance is good for all pupils and has improved for disadvantaged pupils. Most pupils now attend regularly. The most able pupils are not always suitably challenged and some do not reach their full potential. Pupils are not given enough opportunity to develop their vocabulary. Arrangements for assessing pupils’ progress in subjects other than reading, writing and mathematics are at an early stage of development.