|Name||St Charles Catholic Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||83 St Charles Square, London, W10 6EB|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||286 (54.2% boys 45.8% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.8|
|Local Authority||Kensington and Chelsea|
|Percentage Free School Meals||30.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||44.1%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||12.4%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (06 March 2014)
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Information about this school
St Charles Roman Catholic Primary is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, looked after children and pupils with a parent or carer in the armed services) is above average. There are currently no children of service families in school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is above the national average The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also above average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is above average. The largest groups of pupils are from White British, Black African and Any Other White heritages. The school has a breakfast and an after-school club. An above-average proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics in Year 6.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils achieve well in all year groups and make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching is good. Lessons are effectively planned and engage pupils well. Pupils’ work is well marked and assessed. Pupils are well behaved. They get on very well together, share resources and develop positive relationships with adults in school. In this very friendly, calm and welcoming environment, pupils feel safe and secure. Leadership at all levels is strong. The headteacher provides focused and clear direction. As a result there are very successful strategies for checking pupils’ achievement and monitoring teaching. The strong Catholic ethos of the school threads through the many and varied activities that are embraced in the social, moral, cultural and spiritual education. These opportunities are well established throughout the curriculum and across the wider work of the school. Governors know the school very well. They ensure that pupils achieve well and that any additional funding makes a positive contribution and impact to their learning and outcomes. Disabled pupils, those with special educational needs and those with English as an additional language and for whom the pupil premium provides support all benefit from the effective interventions they receive. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not have enough time to respond to teachers’ marking to ensure that their progress is consistently outstanding. The proportion of teaching that is outstanding needs to be greater.