Moseley School and Sixth Form

Name Moseley School and Sixth Form
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 May 2016
Address Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 9UU
Phone Number 01215666444
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1371 (64% boys 36% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.8
Local Authority Birmingham
Percentage Free School Meals 32.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 82.1%
Persisitent Absence 17.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average secondary school and has a sixth form. The proportion of pupils in the school supported by the pupil premium is higher than average. The pupil premium provides additional funding for pupils in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals. A very high proportion of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds, and a high proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is below average. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs or disability supported by the school is above average. Two thirds of pupils at the school are boys. The number of pupils who enter or leave the school at different points of the school year is considerably higher than the national average. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and senior leaders have effectively created and shared a culture to ‘inspire excellence in character and scholarship’. Their high expectations have led to improvements in teaching and better outcomes for pupils over recent years. Middle leaders are effective. They are well supported to take a key role in monitoring the quality of provision in their areas of responsibility, using this to inform actions for further improvement. Staff and pupils embody the best of British values through their welcome and support for newly arrived pupils. Since the last inspection, rates of progress in almost all subjects, including English and mathematics, have improved significantly. Disadvantaged pupils, lower-attaining pupils and pupils with special educational needs or disability make particularly good progress because of the excellent support they receive. Pupils who speak English as an additional language make good progress and achieve in line with other pupils at the school. Most sixth-form learners make at least good progress from their starting points, although outcomes for those with higher prior attainment are not quite so strong. All groups of pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education. As a result, many pupils are successful in securing high-quality places to continue their education or enter employment with training. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is some inconsistency in the quality of teaching in different subjects across the school and the good practice that exists within the school is not always shared effectively. Sometimes teachers do not use the knowledge, skills and understanding of most-able pupils to plan or provide the right level of challenge. A few pupils are not always punctual to lessons. A small number of pupils are content to complete work they can do easily and are not sufficiently encouraged to stretch and challenge themselves. A very small number of pupils do not behave as well as they could and are not sufficiently motivated to learn inside the classroom. Sometimes this is tolerated by staff.