St Anne’s Catholic Primary School

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St Anne’s Catholic Primary School


Name St Anne’s Catholic Primary School
Website http://www.stannessolihull.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
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 Bosworth Drive, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, B37 5DP
Phone Number 01217798060
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.5
Academy Sponsor Our Lady And All Saints Catholic Multi Academy Company
Local Authority Solihull
Percentage English is Not First Language 10.1%
Persistent Absence 7.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 21.7%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (06 November 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

The school is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium is above average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The large majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. An average proportion of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is well-above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 6. The school operates a breakfast club each day.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The school meets the needs of all of its pupils extremely well. As a result, pupils make excellent progress across all year groups in English and mathematics and their achievement is outstanding. Children are given an excellent start to their personal development and education in Reception and Nursery. They develop a love of learning that continues to flourish as they progress through other year groups in the school. The headteacher’s clear vision and strong sense of purpose are an inspiration to all. Her values are mirrored in those of the school’s leaders and all staff. This creates a harmonious team striving to do their best for pupils and their families. Governors are extremely ambitious for the school. They make use of their own specialist skills and detailed knowledge of the school to identify where it could do better and challenge it to do so. An outstanding team of teachers has been strategically developed. They have high expectations of themselves and for other staff and pupils. The behaviour of pupils towards one another and adults is impeccable. They have a highly developed sense of right and wrong and show respect for others. The pride that pupils have in their school is reflected in their own appearance and the care they take working with staff to maintain a clean, attractive and stimulating environment. Parents are highly positive about the school and what it has done for them and their children. They are unanimous in recommending it to any prospective parent. Pupils are given excellent opportunities to prepare them for life in a democratic Britain. The rich and stimulating curriculum is nurturing sensitivity and understanding towards others, including groups whose values and beliefs may be different to their own. Teachers take care in preparing lessons that will excite the interest of pupils in order to develop a love of learning. Excellent use is made of the skills of teaching assistants. This is having a considerable effect on the learning of groups of pupils, such as disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, disadvantaged pupils and more-able pupils, all of whom are making rapid progress.