Radford Primary Academy

Name Radford Primary Academy
Website http://www.radfordprimaryacademy.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Address Lawrence Saunders Road, Radford, Coventry, CV6 1HD
Phone Number 02476597234
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 220 (54.1% boys 45.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.0
Academy Sponsor Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 23.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 56.1%
Persisitent Absence 7.4%
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.