St Anthony of Padua Catholic Primary School

Name St Anthony of Padua Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 March 2014
Address Sands Road Off Elmsley Road, Mossley Hill, Liverpool, Merseyside, L18 8BD
Phone Number 01517243233
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 209 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.2
Local Authority Liverpool
Percentage Free School Meals 1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.9%

Information about this school

St Anthony of Padua Catholic Primary is smaller than most primary schools. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is well-below average. The pupil premium is additional funding provided for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from services families, and those children that are looked after by the local authority. Most pupils are from a White British heritage and speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils with disabilities or special educational needs supported through school action is well-below national levels. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is slightly above the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets out the minimum expectation for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent; they are extremely kind to each other and well mannered. Pupils’ attendance has improved and is now above average because they are proud of their school, value their teachers and enjoy learning. Pupils feel safe and are kept safe in school. Achievement is good because children get off to a successful start in Reception class and then continue to make good progress from their individual starting points. Pupils’ attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is consistently above average by the end of Year 2 and 6. Teaching is good and there are examples of outstanding teaching across the school. Teachers and teaching assistants work well together to make sure tasks set meet the learning needs of all pupils. The curriculum provides a wide range of stimulating and exciting experiences for pupils. The school makes a valuable contribution toward pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The headteacher is ambitious for the school. She is well supported by the deputy headteacher and the staff team. Together they are making sure that the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress continues to improve even further. Well-informed governors give good levels of support and challenge to school leaders. They have an accurate view of how well the school is performing. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The quality of teaching is not yet outstanding. Teachers do not always check that pupils complete corrections and learn from their mistakes. The most able pupils do not always get on with their challenging tasks quickly enough to achieve their best. Some of the targets in the school development plan, and some of those set for teachers, are not always measureable enough to make sure that pupils progress at an even rate as they move through the school.