St George’s Church of England Primary School

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St George’s Church of England Primary School


Name St George’s Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.stgeorgesschool.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 27 March 2014
Address London Road, St George’s, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 9LJ
Phone Number 01952387750
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 562 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.9
Local Authority Telford and Wrekin
Percentage Free School Meals 19.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.7%
Persisitent Absence 5.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils come from white British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils eligible for support from the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for those pupils in receipt of free school meals, in the care of the local authority and from service families, is lower than average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is higher than average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. The school works closely to support another local school, Millbrook Primary School.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. From starting points which are below average, pupils make outstanding progress and reach high standards. Most pupils make rapid progress because : teaching is outstanding. Teachers use their excellent knowledge of what pupils already know to plan suitable work for all ability groups. Pupils know how well they are doing and how to improve their work because teachers mark work thoroughly and give excellent feedback about their learning. Teaching assistants and support staff give exceptional support which helps pupils to make very rapid progress. Pupils are very excited about the wide range of interesting activities both in school and beyond the school day. They also enjoy greatly their work finding out about people of other backgrounds and faiths. Pupils are very proud of their school and say that staff value them highly. Pupils know how to stay safe both in and out of school. They say that they know who to ask if they need help. Pupils concentrate well and persevere so that they understand their work and develop skills to a high level. Their behaviour and attitudes make an outstanding contribution to their learning. The headteacher’s outstanding understanding of the progress made by pupils, and his drive and determination, are shared by the governors, other leaders, and all members of staff. Governors undertake regular training so that they are highly skilled. Their thorough checking of pupils’ achievement and close involvement in school life mean that they understand the strengths of the school, hold leaders accountable and plan appropriate priorities for the school to improve further.