St Edmunds Catholic Academy


Name St Edmunds Catholic Academy
Website http://www.stedmundscloud.co.uk/
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Compton Park, Compton Road West, Wolverhampton, WV3 9DU
Phone Number 01902558888
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 999 (49.8% boys 50.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.3
Academy Sponsor St Francis And St Clare Catholic Multi Academy Company
Local Authority Wolverhampton
Percentage Free School Meals 29.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 29.0%
Persistent Absence 6.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.7%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

The focus on making sure that all students develop essential skills in subjects and as individuals, are at the heart of the school's success. Students achieve well in the range of different subjects they study. They are now making better progress in science.

Disabled students, those who have special educational needs and those who have English as an additional language also do well. All groups of students take a full part in the life of the school. Teaching is good.

Lessons are lively, teachers have good subject knowledge and students who need extra help are well supported. The sixth form is good. Students make good progress and... this is improving.

They are prepared well for taking the next steps in their education or for working life. Students behave well in lessons and around the school. They learn in a respectful and harmonious environment which helps them feel safe.

The headteacher and other leaders, including governors, have high expectations of how well students should achieve and develop as people. They have taken good steps to make teaching better and this is continuing to improve. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Progress for all students and groups of students is not excellent.

There has been some variation in how quickly students made progress in some subjects. Teaching does not always ensure students develop their skills to work things out for themselves or present the highest level of challenge for the most able students. Students' skills in writing are not developed consistently in all subjects.

Not all leaders of subjects and areas are fully effective in their roles. However, this is improving quickly.

Information about this school

St.

Edmund's is a slightly smaller than average-sized secondary school with a sixth form. The school holds specialisms in mathematics and computing. The majority of students are from White British backgrounds.

The remaining student population is made up of Asian or Black British heritages. A higher than average proportion of students has English as an additional language, with a few who are at an early stage of learning English. There is a slightly higher than national proportion of students known to be eligible for free school meals and therefore supported by the government's additional pupil premium funding.

The proportion of disabled students and those with special educational needs is below that found nationally. The number of those supported through school action, school action plus and with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school works in partnership with two local schools, S.

Peter's Collegiate School and Wolverhampton Girls' High School, to offer students a range of courses in the sixth form. New school buildings are due to open in September 2013 as a result of the school being part of the Building Schools for the Future project. St Edmund's most recent GCSE results met the government's floor standard, which is the minimum level expected for students' attainment and progress.