St Aidan’s Catholic Primary School

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St Aidan’s Catholic Primary School


Name St Aidan’s Catholic Primary School
Website http://www.staidansschool.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Portnalls Road, Coulsdon, CR5 3DE
Phone Number 01737556036
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 211 (48.3% boys 51.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 27.1
Academy Sponsor St Aidan's Catholic Primary School
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 7.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.7%
Persisitent Absence 3.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.1%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (30 September 2014)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school. It has a smaller than average proportion of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium. This is additional government funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after. Half the pupils are of White British origin, so the proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is much higher than average. There is a wide range of these, the largest being from Mixed and Black backgrounds. Very few are learning English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action plus or with a statement is higher than average. There is a lower than average proportion supported at school action. Since the last inspection there has been a new headteacher who started in September 2012. The school met the minimum standard set by the government (floor standards) for pupils’ achievement in English and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 in 2013. A section 48 inspection of the school’s religious character was carried out in 2009. The governors are arranging for a subsequent section 48 inspection of the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school It is a harmonious learning community, with excellent relationships at all levels. The school maintains, at the heart of all it does, a strong ethos and set of values. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. The pupils mature into responsible, communicative and considerate young people. Leaders, managers and the governing body have ambition. They continually drive for, and achieve, further improvement in the quality of teaching and achievement using well focused plans. These are based on an accurate knowledge of progress that pupils make at the school. Pupils achieve well at the school. Twice the national average achieve at higher levels in reading and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. Behaviour is good. Pupils are keen to learn, they know they are safe at school. They and their parents say that that bullying is almost non-existent, and any minor cases are dealt with effectively and promptly. Teaching is good. Teachers plan activities that motivate and enable pupils to learn well in lessons. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet securing outstanding learning and progress for all groups of pupils across the whole school.