St George’s Catholic Primary School

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St George’s Catholic Primary School


Name St George’s Catholic Primary School
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.
Inspection Date 27 March 2014
Address Eagle Way, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, SS3 9RN
Phone Number 01702293522
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 209 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Academy Sponsor Assisi Catholic Trust
Local Authority Southend-on-Sea
Percentage Free School Meals 10%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.3%
Persisitent Absence 4.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school. The vast majority of the pupils are White British and there is a very small minority of pupils from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds. Very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is well below the national average. This is extra government funding for particular groups, including pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is well below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher provides strong leadership that is firmly focused on improving the life chances of the pupils in the school’s care. Most pupils are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching is rarely less than good and some is outstanding. Teachers expect the best from their pupils. They provide challenging work for pupils of all abilities, including the most able. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage receive very effective help and soon gain confidence, becoming keen, motivated learners. Good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development permeates the whole school, underpinning the pupils’ good behaviour and positive attitudes. Pupils behave well. They are very well mannered, caring and considerate. Excellent arrangements to promote pupils’ welfare mean they feel extremely safe and well cared for. Almost all their parents agree. Governors are skilled, knowledgeable and know the school extremely well. They provide high levels of support and challenge, ensuring that teaching and achievement continue to improve rapidly. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all teachers make good use of questioning to encourage pupils to share their ideas. Some pupils make slower progress than others because they do not receive good guidance through marking on how to improve. The organisation and responsibilities of the senior leadership team are changing, and the precise roles of those other than the headteacher, assistant headteacher and special educational needs coordinator have not yet been clearly established.