Regina Coeli Catholic Primary School

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Regina Coeli Catholic Primary School

Name Regina Coeli Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address 173 Pampisford Road, South Croydon, CR2 6DF
Phone Number 02086884582
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 409 (47.9% boys 52.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 32.8
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 16.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 20.2%
Persisitent Absence 6%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (09 March 2015)
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Information about this school

Regina Coeli Catholic Primary School is larger than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are Roman Catholic. A below average proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium funding. The funding is for children in the care of the local authority and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals at any time during the last six years. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above average. The highest percentage of ethnic groups are White British and those of Black African heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is broadly average. The proportion of disabled pupils or those who have special educational needs is average. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. Children attend the early years Reception classes full time. Since the school was deemed to require special measures, there have been significant staff changes. In September 2014, a new executive headteacher and deputy headteacher were appointed. Since November 2014, a hard federation with St Elphege’s Catholic Infant and Junior Teaching school in Sutton was established, with whom the school shares the governing body and the executive headteacher. The school runs breakfast and after-school clubs. The breakfast club was visited during this inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Most pupils make at least good progress in English and mathematics in Key Stages 1 and 2. Pupils’ attainment has improved and most pupils are working in line with or above national expectations in reading, writing and mathematics. The quality of teaching is typically good. Teachers and teaching assistants work very well together to ensure pupils catch up quickly to tackle the legacy of poor achievement. Pupils’ behaviour and safety are good. They enjoy school and they talk positively about what it has to offer. They feel safe and they attend regularly. Senior leaders have an accurate understanding of the school’s overall effectiveness. They have taken robust action to address its weaknesses. Staff, parents, carers and pupils are positive about the recent changes that leaders have introduced to improve the school. Highly effective partnerships, especially between the interim executive board (IEB) and the diocese, have established a strong foundation on which the federated governing body is holding leaders to account for improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Children’s achievement in the Reception classes is not as good as in the rest of the school. The most able pupils are not challenged sufficiently to achieve as well as they can. Some pupils are not making fast enough progress in writing, as they are in reading and mathematics. Pupils are given too few opportunities in the planned curriculum to enhance and enrich their wider knowledge in all areas. There is insufficient teaching of the highest quality throughout the school.