St Anne’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School

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St Anne’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School


Name St Anne’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 20 March 2013
Address Hylton Road, Pennywell, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 9AA
Phone Number 01915344555
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 237 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.4
Local Authority Sunderland
Percentage Free School Meals 15.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.7%
Persisitent Absence 6.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

St. Anne’s is slightly smaller than the average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is higher than average. The school meets the current floor standards, which set the government’s minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has recently gained the Anti-Bullying Gold Chartermark. It also holds the Investors in People and Basic Skills awards.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Achievement is good in all subjects and it is outstanding in English. Pupils make excellent progress in reading and writing so that by the time they reach the end of Year 6 their attainment is above average. Standards in English and mathematics have improved since the last inspection. Pupils are exceptionally well-behaved in lessons and around the school. They are polite and cooperative towards each other and adults. They enjoy school and are very proud of their recent anti-bullying award. Pupils feel safe and are safe. Teaching is good with some that is outstanding. Literacy is particularly well taught because teachers use their excellent subject knowledge to plan interesting activities and consistently challenge all pupils to produce work of a high standard. The headteacher and deputy headteacher are a dynamic team who have high expectations. Their drive and enthusiasm are shared by other leaders and governors and pervade the school. There are excellent systems in place to check the quality of teaching so that it has improved rapidly since the last inspection. The school carefully tracks the progress of all pupils in English and mathematics. The information from this system is used extremely well to identify any pupils who may be underachieving and provide additional teaching so that all pupils make good progress. The curriculum is interesting and vibrant with frequent enrichment opportunities. It makes an excellent contribution to the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The quality of teaching is more often good than it is outstanding. Learning activities are not always inspiring or open enough to allow pupils to investigate and solve problems for themselves. Whilst achievement is outstanding in English, it is good in other subjects. This is because : pupils are not always moved on to higher levels of work quickly enough so that they can make even more rapid progress.