|Name||St Jerome’s Catholic Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||15 October 2013|
|Address||Greenloons Drive, Formby, Liverpool, Merseyside, L37 2LX|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||209 (44% boys 56% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.7|
|Percentage Free School Meals||5.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0.5%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||7.2%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is an average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. The proportion of pupils known to be supported by pupil premium funding is well-below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after. In 2012, the school met the government’s current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school has achieved many external awards, including the National Healthy Schools’ award.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Attainment in English and mathematics is well-above average and has been so for a number of years. Teaching is of a good quality overall with some teaching outstanding. Children get off to a good start in the Reception class as a result of good teaching and provision. Pupils’ outstanding behaviour is supported by very strong provision for their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. Pupils feel extremely safe and are a delight to talk with. Parents think highly about the school and pupils’ attendance is well-above average. The headteacher, with the support of the acting deputy headteacher, leads the school well. She has a highly positive impact on the quality of teaching and levels of pupils’ attainment at the school. The governing body is very knowledgeable about all aspects of the school’s work and, as such, is not only very supportive but also holds the school to account very well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding. Pupils’ progress in some age groups is good overall rather than excellent. Teachers do not always use questioning well. At times not all lessons move at an appropriate pace so that all pupils make the best possible progress. Opportunities are sometimes missed during monitoring lessons to focus closely on the progress of different groups of pupils.