|Name||St Bartholomew’s Church of England Academy|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||Bredon Avenue, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2LP|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||247 (51.4% boys 48.6% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.1|
|Academy Sponsor||Diocese Of Coventry|
|Percentage Free School Meals||34.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||24.1%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||24.8%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (11 July 2017)
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Information about this school
The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website and complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. This is a larger than average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium funding is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have support for their special educational needs and/or disabilities is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special education needs or an education, health and care plan is below average. The school met the government’s floor standards in 2016, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Early years provision is part time in the Nursery and full time in the Reception class. The school runs a before-school toast club, which is managed by the governing body. The school is a member of the Diocese of Coventry Multi-Academy Trust.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school Many improvements have been made since the previous inspection under the clear and decisive leadership of the executive headteacher and head of school. Senior and middle leaders have grown in stature. They are now well placed to continue improving the quality of teaching and ultimately pupils’ achievement. Governors have been instrumental in guiding the school to the current level of success. Governors and leaders oversee the management of staff diligently, ensuring that the best opportunities are provided for all pupils. The Diocese of Coventry Multi-Academy Trust provides highly effective input which has supported many improvements. The school continues to improve under the astute stewardship of the trust. Pupils’ books show they are making accelerated progress in their learning in reading, writing and mathematics from their individual starting points. Standards are improving in the early years, key stage 1 and key stage 2. There is still scope for improving them further. Teaching is continuing to improve. The regular and robust monitoring of school leaders rightly keeps teachers on their toes. Teaching moves learning forward at a fast rate now because no time is wasted in lessons. .Disadvantaged pupils attained higher standards than other pupils at the end of Year 6 in reading, writing and mathematics this year. This is not consistently the case in a minority of other year groups. Pupils’ books show high-quality presentation is expected as the norm by teachers. Effective leadership and management supplied by the multi-academy trust has secured good provision in the early years which is effectively led and managed. The proportion of children leaving early years reaching a good level of development increased this year. In a few lessons learning tasks are not always matched well to the learning needs of most-able pupils. At the end of Year 6, standards are below average in reading. Too few pupils are currently exposed to a wide enough range of complex texts with sufficient depth to develop their reading skills well enough. Pupils are polite and courteous. They are kind towards each other. Pupils welcome visitors with open arms to see first-hand the high-quality education which they enjoy and want to celebrate.