St Gabriel’s Catholic Primary School

About St Gabriel’s Catholic Primary School Browse Features

St Gabriel’s Catholic Primary School

Name St Gabriel’s Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 26 March 2012
Address Well Lane, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7 2PG
Phone Number 01270875770
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 207 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.5
Local Authority Cheshire East
Percentage Free School Meals 6.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.4%
Persisitent Absence 2.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the school

The school is slightly smaller than average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is low. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. The school meets the current government floor standard. The school holds a number of awards in recognition of the quality if its work. These include the Activemark, Healthy School status, Artsmark Gold award and the Inclusion Quality mark. Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

Key Findings

St Gabriel’s is an outstanding school. It has demonstrably gone from strength to strength since its last inspection, when it was judged to be good. The vast majority of parents and carers are very positive about the school and hold it in high regard. Pupils’ attainment has been well above average both in mathematics and English for at least three years at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Pupils’ work in other subjects such as science, music, geography, art and information and communication technology is also above average. The achievement of all pupils, including disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is excellent. Teaching is outstanding across the school and never less than good. The excellent curriculum puts a strong focus on the core skills but not at the expense of creativity, enrichment and enjoyment. The school prides itself on its work in sport, the creative arts and in fostering a love of learning. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent both in lessons and around the school. Pupils are courteous, polite and caring of each other and visitors. The example set by adults in school and a stimulating curriculum result in pupils’ outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Parents and carers are unanimous that their children are safe in this supportive and nurturing environment. The headteacher’s and the deputy headteacher’s excellent leadership of teaching and their drive and determination together with their vision to provide the best possible education for all pupils have been key factors in the school’s quest for improvement. The management of performance is excellent. All the staff and members of the governing body share this vision and ambition so that the emphasis on improving pupil outcomes is at the forefront of all planning.