St Albert’s Catholic Primary School

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St Albert’s Catholic Primary School

Name St Albert’s Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Steers Croft, Stockbridge Village, Liverpool, L28 8AJ
Phone Number 01514778560
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 228 (51.8% boys 48.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.9
Local Authority Knowsley
Percentage Free School Meals 47.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 27.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (13 March 2012)
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Information about the school

The large majority of pupils attending this smaller than average-sized primary school are of White British heritage. The number of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and who speak English as an additional language is increasing. The proportion of pupils who are disabled and those who have special educational needs is above average. Almost half of the pupils in the school are known to be eligible for free school meals. The school has worked closely in federation with a nearby Roman Catholic primary school since 2009, when a joint governing body was appointed. The associate headteacher was seconded to support the temporary executive headteacher (substantive headteacher of St Brigid’s) to run St Albert’s. Among the school’s most recent achievements are the Basic Skills Award, Healthy School status and the Eco Silver award. The school is also the local area ‘Climate Champion’ for its work on energy conservation. The school exceeds the current floor standard set by the government, which determines the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. Before- and after-school care is provided by the school on site during term time. Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

Key Findings

¦ This is a good school. Effective leadership since the previous inspection has ensured that standards and quality of provision have been maintained and that pupils continue to achieve well. The school is not judged outstanding because levels of attainment are not significantly above average and teaching is good overall. ¦ Children get off to a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage and continue to make good progress throughout the school. Attainment over the past three years has never been less than broadly average and was significantly above average in 2009 at the end of Year 6. This reflects good achievement. ¦ The quality of teaching is good and some is outstanding. Teachers know their pupils well and assess their attainment accurately. They use this information well to build on what pupils already know and can do. Occasionally, the more able groups are not sufficiently challenged in lessons and more could be expected with regard to pupils’ handwriting and use of spelling. ¦ Throughout the school and in lessons pupils behave well. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. They feel safe in school and enjoy very trusting and respectful relationships with the adults who care for them. ¦ Leaders and managers have successfully consolidated the school’s good capacity for improvement and established a very strong sense of community. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly loyal to the school. Teachers’ professional development and the quality of their work are managed well, improving their overall teaching performance. The governing body is supportive but its expertise in monitoring and evaluating the school’s performance is not used to the full.