|Name||St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Streetly|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||24 September 2013|
|Address||Blackwood Road, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B74 3PL|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||231 (54% boys 46% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.1|
|Percentage Free School Meals||3.9%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1.7%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||2.2%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is an average-sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported by school action is well below average. The proportion supported by school action plus, or with a statement of special educational needs, is also well below average. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils of Indian and Irish heritage is above average and the proportion of those of Indian heritage has been rising over the last three years. A well below average proportion of pupils is supported by pupil premium funding. This provides additional funding for pupils in local authority care, those known to be eligible for free school meals and those from service families. This group of pupils is made up only of those who are known to be eligible for free school meals. A before- and after-school club operates from the school site. The school meets the current floor standards, which are the minimum government expectation for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics at the end of Year 6. The headteacher has provided support to a number of other primary schools.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. The leadership and management of the school are outstanding. The headteacher is well supported by the deputy headteacher and a dedicated team of staff and governors. Together, they have created a learning environment that is constantly improving and all pupils develop and flourish. Pupils’ attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is well above average and has been so for a number of years. Pupils make excellent progress and by the time they leave the school their achievement is outstanding. The overall quality of teaching is outstanding. Teachers plan and teach lessons that are consistently good and often outstanding. Learning activities are highly demanding, but well matched to pupils’ needs. This contributes to their excellent progress. Pupils’ above average attendance reflects their enjoyment of school. Pupils demonstrate exemplary attitudes to learning and these contribute to their outstanding progress. They work well together, feel safe and are always exceptionally polite and respectful towards adults and one another. The governors are very knowledgeable about the school. They hold the headteacher to account by insisting she provides clear and regular information about how well the school is performing.