|Name||SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||Arkle Drive, Off Woodway Lane, Coventry, CV2 2EF|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||185 (52.4% boys 47.6% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.2|
|Academy Sponsor||The Romero Catholic Academy|
|Percentage Free School Meals||13.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||23.3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||13.8%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (07 March 2018)
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Information about this school
The school opened as an academy on 1 August 2015 as part of the Romero Catholic MAC. The company is made up of seven primary schools: Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, St Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School and one secondary school, which is Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School. The MAC is governed by a board of directors who have responsibility for all of the schools. They delegate the main day-to-day responsibilities to each school through their local academy committees. This school is a smaller than average-sized primary school. Fewer than half the pupils are from White British backgrounds. There are pupils from a wide range of other ethnic groups including Black African, Asian and ‘Any other White’ background. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is broadly similar to the national average. The proportion of pupils supported with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is broadly in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils who receive SEN support is broadly in line with the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is broadly in line with the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of pupils by the end of key stage 2. When the school’s predecessor school was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to require improvement.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school All leaders work with ambition and determination to provide effective leadership. Their high aspirations for pupils are reflected in the good quality of education that the school provides. Turbulence in staffing, following the school’s conversion to an academy, initially led to some variability in the quality of teaching. Leaders have taken rapid and effective action to address this, so teaching is now typically good. The progress of current pupils is mostly good. However, teachers’ expectations in key stage 1 are not consistently high. This means that pupils are sometimes not set sufficiently challenging work, especially in writing. By the end of key stage 2, pupils attain standards in reading and writing which are typically in line with those achieved nationally. Performance in mathematics is stronger. The school’s rich curriculum is carefully planned and engages almost all pupils very well. However, occasionally the most able pupils are not given work which really stretches them. Whole-school assessment systems are not fully developed. This results in inconsistencies in recording pupils’ achievement information accurately. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted well. However, pupils’ understanding of other faiths and beliefs is less well developed. Local academy governors hold leaders robustly to account for the school’s performance. They are committed and share the same passion as leaders for improving outcomes for all pupils. The Romero Catholic Multi Academy Company (MAC) provides effective support and challenge. This contributes well to the school’s ongoing improvement. Pupils enjoy school and behave well. They are courteous and treat each other with respect. There is a strong sense of community within the school. The Reception class provides children with a good start to their education. Effective teaching enables children to be excited about learning and make good progress from their starting points. Most parents speak very positively about the school. They value the care staff show for their children and the good communication between home and school.