St Augustines of Canterbury RC Primary School

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St Augustines of Canterbury RC Primary School


Name St Augustines of Canterbury RC Primary School
Website http://www.staugustinedownend.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 24 May 2016
Address Boscombe Crescent, Downend, Bristol, BS16 6QR
Phone Number 01454866690
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 179 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.2
Local Authority South Gloucestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 9.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5%
Persisitent Absence 12.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 19%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

St Augustine of Canterbury is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils eligible for pupil premium funding is below average. This is additional government funding to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is below the national average. Pupils in the early years are taught in one Reception class and attend full time. The school has a breakfast and after-school club that is managed by the governing body. The school met the government’s current floor standards in 2015, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 6. The school meets requirements for the publication of specified information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher has been central in bringing about the significant improvements since the previous inspection. He leads with a determination and belief that every pupil will succeed. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment has improved. Teachers’ confidence is developing and they now prepare learning which excites and motivates pupils so that they want to learn. Pupils’ progress has improved significantly. In most years groups, they are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Gaps in pupils’ learning because of poor teaching in the past are closing quickly because teaching is now so much better. The school’s core values are a strong feature and are rooted in all aspects of its work. Leadership in the early years is good. Children settle in quickly, get off to a good start in learning and achieve well. This means that they are well prepared as they enter Year 1. Pupils’ behaviour is good. The school is a calm and happy place where pupils want to learn. Pupils enjoy coming to school and attend regularly. Staff have a good understanding of their responsibility to keep pupils safe and do so effectively. Governance is effective. Governors are highly skilled, know the school well and hold the headteacher firmly to account. It is not yet an outstanding school because : In some lessons, teachers do not challenge pupils to achieve the highest standards, especially the most able, in the quality of their writing. In mathematics, teachers do not check often enough to be sure that pupils have understood the key concepts being taught. Leaders do not check rigorously enough what teachers are doing to improve the outcomes of different groups of pupils, especially the most able. Subject leaders do not monitor well enough the quality of teaching and learning in their subjects.