St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School

What is this page?

We are, a schools information website. This page is one of our school directory pages. This is not the website of St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School.

What is Locrating?

Locrating is the UK's most popular and trusted school guide; it allows you to view inspection reports, admissions data, exam results, catchment areas, league tables, school reviews, neighbourhood information, carry out school comparisons and much more. Below is some useful summary information regarding St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School.

To see all our data you need to click the blue button at the bottom of this page to view St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School on our interactive map.

About St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School

Name St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Hannah Edwards
Address Sydenham Drive, Leamington Spa, CV31 1NJ
Phone Number 01926428800
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 219
Local Authority Warwickshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this school?

Pupils and staff say that St Anthony's is 'like a caring and welcoming family'. Pupils love coming to school.

They are excited about learning and they flourish here. There are warm, respectful relationships between adults and pupils. Pupils trust adults to sort out any worries.

This makes pupils feel safe in school. Pupils, and their parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school, and rightly so.

The school has exceptionally high expectations for pupils' learning and behaviour.

Pupils meet these expectations. Pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), achieve very well. Pupils agree that they w...ork hard and say that 'in return the teachers make learning fun'.

Pupils' behaviour is impeccable. Pupils are highly respectful of others and listen carefully to their teachers. At the same time, they are encouraged to share their own ideas and be independent and confident learners.

This is an inclusive school and pupils are clear that everyone is welcome. Pupils celebrate difference and enjoy learning about other faiths and cultures. They know that this helps them to become good citizens.

They benefit from a range of leadership opportunities including being faith leaders, librarians and play leaders.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

The curriculum is highly ambitious for all pupils, including those with SEND. Leaders have thought about the important information and skills that pupils need.

They have ordered this knowledge from Nursery to Year 6 so that pupils build successfully on previous learning in a carefully planned way. Skilled staff plan engaging activities to deliver the curriculum. They give pupils opportunities to revisit and practise learning so that it really sticks in their memory.

As a result, pupils are proud of what they know. They produce well-presented work of a high standard in their books. The inspiring leaders are relentless in their drive to improve the already strong curriculum further.

They assess how well it is working, and regularly refine it so that it meets the needs of all pupils.

The school recognises the importance of communication and language. Teachers refer to subject-specific words in lessons and pupils learn how to use them.

This focus on language starts in early years, where staff take every opportunity to enrich children's vocabulary. This helps pupils to learn and use sophisticated language. For example, in Reception children can describe why ice melts when it is held in warm hands and Year 6 pupils can explain what perfect and imperfect cadence means in music lessons.

Teachers deliver new information with clarity and enthusiasm. Pupils respond by contributing confidently and being motivated to learn more. They apply their learning in current and meaningful ways such as podcasts, art exhibitions and performances.

The school aspires for the best possible individual outcomes for all pupils, including those with SEND. There are robust systems in place that lead to timely and accurate identification of pupils' needs. The curriculum is effectively adapted so that pupils with SEND achieve well.

Reading is prioritised. Books are everywhere and pupils enjoy regularly listening to their teachers reading. In the early years children are encouraged to value books.

They complete simple reviews of the books they have enjoyed in their cosy reading area. The well-stocked libraries are managed and operated by older pupils. Staff are well-trained in teaching reading.

Pupils who have fallen behind are supported to catch up quickly. Pupils read fluently by the time they leave the school.

The school has high expectations for behaviour.

Learning is not disrupted by poor behaviour. Pupils are kind and well-mannered to all those around them. Even the youngest children in Nursery and Reception play and learn calmly and cooperatively.

Attendance is high for almost all pupils. They want to come to school because it is a happy place to be where the learning engages them.

Leaders have constructed an exceptional curriculum for pupils' personal development.

Pupils enjoy a wide and effective range of experiences and opportunities. These develop characteristics such as curiosity and resilience. Trips and visits are considered and planned to enhance the curriculum.

For example, older pupils spent the day as evacuees from the Second World War and experienced a virtual bombing raid. This developed pupils' history knowledge but also enabled them to have a deeper understanding of what life is like for children in war zones in other parts of the world today. The pupil parliament enables pupils to understand how democracy works.

The 'ministers' ensure that their classmates' voice is heard. This means pupils can make a real difference with projects such as rewilding parts of the grounds.

Governors have high expectations for the school.

They have a clear focus on the quality of education provided but also ensure that all aspects of school life are important. The school aims to develop the whole child so that all pupils can reach their full potential. They are successful in achieving this.

Staff feel valued as professionals and know leaders care about their well-being. They are exceptionally proud to work here.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

Also at this postcode
St.Anthony’s Night Owls

  Compare to
nearby schools