St Cuthbert with St Matthias CofE Primary School

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St Cuthbert with St Matthias CofE Primary School

Name St Cuthbert with St Matthias CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Warwick Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 9UE
Phone Number 02073738225
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 192 (52.6% boys 47.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.2
Local Authority Kensington and Chelsea
Percentage Free School Meals 18.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 74.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (18 October 2016)
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Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Mobility rates are high, with pupils arriving and leaving the school at different times during the academic year. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium funding is well above average. The vast majority of pupils are from minority ethnic groups. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is high. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is well above average. The proportion of pupils who have education, health and care plans is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards. These set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 6. The school receives support from local outstanding primary schools. Additionally, it receives support from the local authority and the London Diocese Board for Schools. There is a breakfast club that is run by the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher has worked diligently to secure significant improvements in this school since its last inspection. Consequently, standards are continuously rising. The local authority and the London Diocese Board for Schools have unstintingly supported the headteacher in her journey of improvement. As a result, standards have improved. The chair of the governing body has been proactive in the ‘rapid improvement group’ which was set up to focus on improving the school. Governors know the school well and are determined to secure the best outcomes for every pupil. They effectively support and challenge school leaders. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good. The headteacher has successfully addressed previously weak teaching. Consequently, pupils make good progress across subjects and all year groups. Children make good progress in the early years. They happily play and learn together in a stimulating learning environment. Leaders’ actions have been effective in improving attendance rates. Pupils’ attendance is now in line with the national average. Leaders use the pupil premium funding prudently. They make sure that disadvantaged pupils make good progress. Pupils’ behaviour is good. They are respectful and polite. Pupils enjoy coming to school and value their education. The school’s work to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a clear strength. This is underpinned by the school’s Christian values of kindness, caring, forgiveness, compassion and cooperation. Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain. Leaders have astutely introduced new initiatives to challenge the most able pupils. It is evident that teachers are implementing these in their classrooms. However, these initiatives have not had sufficient time to increase pupils’ rates of progress. There are limited opportunities for pupils to apply their mathematical skills in problem-solving.