St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School

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St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School


Name St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School
Website http://www.st-elizabeths.coventry.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
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 St Elizabeth’s Road, Foleshill, Coventry, CV6 5BX
Phone Number 02476687527
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 233 (47.2% boys 52.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.5
Academy Sponsor Holy Cross Catholic Multi Academy Company
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 26.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 46.5%
Persisitent Absence 4.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (09 July 2019)
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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

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Pupils come from a wide range of backgrounds and heritages. Half of the pupils speak English as an additional language and many who join the school are in the early stages of learning English. Some pupils come from refugee or asylum-seeking families in the local community. The school serves an area of Coventry that has significant deprivation, and this is reflected in the high proportion of pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding. Early years provision comprises a Nursery class for three- and four-year-old children and one Reception class for four- and five-year-olds. Nursery children attend part-time in the mornings. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average. Since the previous inspection in 2009, there have been two changes of headteacher. The current headteacher joined the school in September 2017. The school received a section 48 inspection in March 2018, led by the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. The inspection judged the overall effectiveness of the school’s religious education, collective worship and contribution to Catholic life to be good. The school will become an academy on 1 September 2019 as part of the Holy Cross MAC, joining six other Catholic primary and secondary schools. The MAC will delegate governance to a newly constituted local governing body.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, deputy headteacher and assistant headteacher provide good leadership. They have worked hard with staff to reverse a recent decline in pupils’ achievements. There is good capacity to continue improving. Leaders’ action plans guide these improvements well. However, there is scope now to sharpen these plans to help leaders and governors gauge better the impact of teaching on improvements to pupils’ progress and performance. Pupils are proud of their school and feel safe, valued and supported. The attention given to ensuring pupils’ welfare and safety makes a strong contribution to their well-being and spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. Staff and governors have fostered a supportive school community. Parents and carers pay tribute to the efforts of leaders and staff. The teaching helps pupils to achieve well, including disadvantaged pupils and those who are in the early stages of learning English. Teachers and support staff value pupils’ work and efforts. Children in the early years do well. The teaching of reading and phonics in the early years and key stage 1 is very effective. There is scope to improve the school’s curriculum to ensure that the sequence of pupils’ learning builds on what they have learned before. The most effective teaching offers more challenge. However, teachers could do more to extend learning so that pupils learn in greater depth in all subjects of the curriculum, particularly for the most able pupils. Pupils behave extremely well. There are warm and positive relationships between pupils and staff. The welfare, care and attention given to pupils are first class. The pastoral support and excellent care given to vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils are helping them to achieve well. The staff treat pupils and their families with dignity and respect. In some lessons, pupils do not fully understand their learning or there are gaps and misunderstandings. Although teachers and support staff intervene and support, there are occasions when learning gaps are not being addressed sufficiently. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make good progress. Provision is well managed and pupils with SEND are treated with great sensitivity and care.