Southfields Primary School

Name Southfields Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address East Street, Coventry, CV1 5LS
Phone Number 02476226810
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 398 (52.3% boys 47.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.1
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 39.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 69.3%
Persisitent Absence 5.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (20 June 2013)
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Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school. A well above average proportion of pupils come from a wide range of minority ethnic backgrounds. The percentage of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above average. The large majority are at the early stages of learning English. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is well above average. This is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children in the care of the local authority, and those who have a parent serving in the armed forces. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported through school action plus or a statement of special educational needs is well above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school experiences an unusually high number of pupils joining or leaving the school during the school year. The school is increasing in size. The two-form entry now throughout the Reception Year and Key Stage 1 is moving through into Key Stage 2. The school runs a before-school club each morning.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. In recent years, pupils have made good progress and achieved well at all stages of the school and especially in mathematics. Progress has improved this year and pupils currently in school are making outstanding progress. The large majority of teaching is good and the rest is outstanding. Teachers plan a range of interesting activities and different ways of learning, which make pupils interested in their lessons. School leaders and managers keep a careful check on the quality of teaching and learning. They have made good use of information on pupils’ progress as well as regular lesson observations to improve teaching. Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. As a result, pupils have very well-developed personal skills and excellent attitudes to school and learning. Pupils behave exceptionally well in lessons, around school and at break times. They enjoy school and they feel very safe in school. Attendance is consistently above average. The range of subjects and topics is very well developed and makes sure that all pupils have an equal chance to learn and make progress. Governors know how effective the school is and how well teachers are doing their jobs. They fully support the senior leadership team in improving the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Marking of pupils’ work across the school does not always make clear how they could improve. During lessons, a few teachers do not check how well pupils are learning so they can adapt their teaching accordingly. Pupils capable of doing more difficult work are not always moved on to harder work quickly enough.