St Bonaventure’s Catholic Primary School

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St Bonaventure’s Catholic Primary School

Name St Bonaventure’s Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Egerton Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8HP
Phone Number 01173532830
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 400 (50.3% boys 49.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.9
Local Authority Bristol, City of
Percentage Free School Meals 10.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 20.3%
Persisitent Absence 3.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 3.5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (12 June 2013)
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Information about this school

The school is a larger than average-sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also below average. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is below average. This is additional government funding provided to schools to support pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, those in local authority care and those with a parent or carer in the armed services. There is a privately run pre-school on the school site which was not inspected at this time. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress and achieve well. Children enter school with skills and understanding expected for their age. By the time they leave, standards in reading, writing and mathematics are well above the national average. Teaching is good overall and some is outstanding. Most teachers have strong subject knowledge and high expectations of pupils. Learning support assistants support pupils well in lessons. Children in Reception have an outstanding start to their life in school. They receive very effective help and are given exciting and interesting things to do. Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes are stunning. They are passionate about learning and care deeply about their work and each other. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. The school’s core values of trust and respect are deeply embedded from the outset. The partnership between the headteacher, staff, governors and pupils has created a caring environment where pupils can thrive personally and achieve well academically. Governors play a major part in checking on the work of the school. They use their skills well and strengthen the overall leadership of the school. Teamwork and collaboration are essential elements of the school’s approach. This is reflected in pupils’ excellent attitudes to learning. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Leader and managers do not always focus sharply enough on pupils’ progress when checking the quality of teaching. Some teachers’ use of information about pupils’ performance is not carefully enough to set work at the right level for them. A number of Year 3 pupils are not making the same progress as their peers.