St Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School

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St Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School


Name St Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Sedgley Road, Penn, Wolverhampton, WV4 5LG
Phone Number 01902558855
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 398 (49.5% boys 50.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.7
Academy Sponsor St Bartholomew's Ce Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Wolverhampton
Percentage Free School Meals 10.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.8%
Persistent Absence 2.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (16 January 2014)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Information about this school

St Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School is larger than the average primary school. The majority pupils are of White British heritage. The percentages of pupils from minority ethnic groups, or for whom English is an additional language, are above average. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is significantly below the national average. This is additional money allocated by the government for children who are looked after by the local authority, and those who are known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils or who have special educational needs supported at school action is above average. The proportion of such pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The Early Years Foundation Stage provision is made in a Nursery and two Reception classes. The school meets the current floor standards, which are the government’s minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress at the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils’ achievement across the school is outstanding. They make exceptional progress, exceeding that expected nationally for their age. Attainment has been above average for five years. A large proportion of pupils reach very high standards in both English and mathematics. Children in Reception are given a robust foundation in early literacy and numeracy. The supportive and stimulating atmosphere within which pupils work enables them to thrive and develop resilience as learners. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary, both in lessons and around school. They feel extremely safe. Excellent extra help with literacy and numeracy results in exceptional levels of progress for all groups of pupils. Teaching is outstanding and pupils learn at an exceptional rate. Lessons are engaging and enjoyable so that pupils are fully involved in their learning. Expectations are high. Teachers match activities accurately to pupils’ needs, with a well-judged balance between challenge and support for all pupils across the ability range. This contributes strongly to pupils’ high achievement. The headteacher is an exceptionally effective leader. She is strongly supported by a talented leadership team at all levels, and by an extremely knowledgeable and highly involved governing body. Together, they maintain the high achievement and excellent teaching. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is an extremely strong feature in many lessons and in all aspects of the curriculum.