St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School

Name St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 July 2013
Address Bradford Road, Clayton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD14 6HW
Phone Number 01274414761
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 244 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.8
Local Authority Bradford
Percentage Free School Meals 15.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 18.9%

Information about this school

The school is an average-sized primary school. Pupils are taught in eight single year group classes from Nursery to Year 6. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children looked after by the local authority and children from service families) is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported at school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. All groups of pupils make good progress and achieve well throughout the school. Teaching is consistently good and some is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations of pupils and plan lessons that lead to good progress. Disabled pupils, those with special educational needs and pupils eligible for the pupil premium are well supported and achieve as well as other pupils. Good leadership and management are leading to improvements in the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement. School leaders, including governors, have a clear understanding of how well the school is doing and what it needs to do to improve. Behaviour is good. Pupils enjoy coming to school and are keen to do well. They say they feel safe and well cared for, and show respect to each other and to adults in the school. The curriculum provides a wide range of opportunities for pupils to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills, and promotes their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very effectively. Parents are strongly supportive of the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet outstanding. Teachers do not always ensure that all pupils, particularly higher ability pupils, are given work which challenges them to make the best possible progress. Teachers do not always give pupils clear enough advice about what they need to do to improve their work, and do not always check that this advice is followed. Teachers have too few opportunities to share outstanding practice across the school or to observe outstanding teaching in other schools. Attendance is below average.