SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary Academy & Nursery

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About SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary Academy & Nursery

Name SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary Academy & Nursery
Ofsted Inspections
Principal Mrs Jenny Byrne
Address Hordern Close, Hordern Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0HR
Phone Number 01902556447
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 235
Local Authority Wolverhampton
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher leads a committed team with a shared vision for the school. Senior leaders are uncompromising in their work to improve the quality of education.

Middle leaders are knowledgeable and understand their roles well. The effects of their work are directly linked to the improvements in pupils' outcomes over time. Support from the Bishop Cleary Multi-Academy Company is of a high quality and the school has made rapid progress since the last inspection.

The quality of teaching across the school is good. Leaders' actions have brought about greater consistency and better outcomes for pupils. Teachers have high expectations of pupils.<>
They use questioning well to check pupils' understanding and to help them think carefully about their learning. Senior leaders place a high priority on the well-being of both pupils and staff. This leads to a happy, harmonious community, where all feel valued.

Staff morale is very high. Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is at the heart of the curriculum and is a strength of the school. Pupils have exemplary attitudes to learning.

Their behaviour is impeccable. They are confident and work hard to achieve their best. Their love of learning leaves no room for distraction or disruption in lessons.

Pupils' views are encouraged. There is an active school council. Staff and leaders listen to pupils and act on their feedback.

Children get off to a good start in the early years. They become confident and independent learners. However, there are weaknesses in the quality and provision of the equipment for outdoor learning.

Teachers do not always ensure that pupils present their work well or that their spelling is accurate. They do not routinely challenge poor-quality work. Teachers in key stage 1 do not always provide pupils with greater challenge in reading, writing and mathematics in order that more attain at greater depth.

Information about this school

SS Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary Academy & Nursery is smaller than the average-sized primary school. An on-site breakfast club is run by the school. The majority of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds.

Over two thirds of pupils are of White British or Other White backgrounds. The remaining pupils are of Asian, Asian British, Black or Black British-African backgrounds. Just over half of the pupils speak English as an additional language.

The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium is above average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below average. The school is part of the Bishop Cleary Catholic Multi-Academy Company.

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