Ravensdale Primary School


Name Ravensdale Primary School
Website http://www.ravensdale-coventry.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Ravensdale Road, Coventry, CV2 5GQ
Phone Number 02476444966
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 455 (53.8% boys 46.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.6
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 9.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 21.7%
Persisitent Absence 11.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.1%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (03 February 2015)
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Information about this school

This is a much larger than average-sized primary school. About two thirds of the pupils are White British. Other pupils are from a wide range of heritages with those from an Indian background being the next largest group. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is about 16%. This is average. Around 16% of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium and this is average. The pupil premium is additional funding for looked after children and those known to be eligible for free school meals. Children in the Nursery attend in the morning or afternoon only. Those in Reception attend full time. The school met the current government floor standards in 2014, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. The headteacher took up the post in June 2014.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Leaders, governors and staff work well together to ensure that pupils benefit from good teaching and achieve well. Pupils show a keen interest in learning and behave well in lessons and around the school. The school successfully promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils show care, consideration and respect for others and are well prepared for life in modern Britain. There are effective procedures to ensure that pupils are safe and protected. Pupils feel safe at school and well looked after by staff. Attendance is consistently well-above average. Teaching is promoting good progress for most pupils. Teachers establish strong relationships with pupils providing work which engages them. Pupils make good progress from their starting points. By the end of Year 6 in 2014 attainment was above average, particularly in writing. Children in Nursery and Reception have a good start to school. They make good progress in the areas of learning. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always set work at the right level of difficulty. In particular, work is not always challenging enough for the most able. Pupils’ achievement in mathematics is less strong than reading and writing.