|Name||Radford Primary Academy|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Requires improvement|
|Address||Lawrence Saunders Road, Radford, Coventry, CV6 1HD|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||220 (54.1% boys 45.9% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.0|
|Academy Sponsor||Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||23.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||56.1%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||15.2%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (30 January 2019)
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Information about this school
This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils with SEND is average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above the national average. The school runs a breakfast club.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a school that requires improvement Teachers’ expectations of what pupils should achieve are not always high enough. Teachers do not use questioning well enough to deepen pupils’ learning. Assessment systems are not used accurately across the school to identify and correct pupils’ misconceptions. Subject leaders do not check that pupils’ outcomes in their areas of responsibility are improving. In some classes, pupils are not taught how to use reasoning skills to solve mathematical problems. Not enough pupils across key stages 1 and 2 achieve the expected standards or the greater depth at key stage 1 and higher standards at key stage 2. Leaders’ feedback to teachers do not focus enough on how to improve pupils’ progress. Children in Reception do not make sufficient progress. This is because staff do not assess children’s learning carefully enough. Teachers do not develop children’s language skills effectively in the Reception class. Teachers do not consistently apply the school’s behaviour policy and fixed-term exclusions are above the national average. The school has the following strengths The progress disadvantaged pupils make is improving. Standards in the Year 1 phonics screening check are in line with the national average. Attendance rates are above national averages. Children in the Nursery get off to a good start and make good progress. Leaders provide a rich programme of curriculum activities and enrichment. These have a positive effect on pupils’ personal development and attitudes to learning. Pupils’ welfare and personal development are strong and reflect the school’s ethos and values. Pupils feel safe in school. Safeguarding is effective.