St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Banbury

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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Banbury


Name St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Banbury
Website http://www.st-josephs-banbury.oxon.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 July 2017
Address Fiennes Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 0ET
Phone Number 01295264284
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 207 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.5
Academy Sponsor The Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 16%
Percentage English is Not First Language 48.3%
Persisitent Absence 6.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School converted to become an academy on 1 September 2014. When its predecessor school, also called St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to require improvement. The school is part of The Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. The current headteacher was appointed in January 2014. This is a smaller-than-average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is high, as is the proportion who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium is lower than other schools nationally. The number of children with a special educational needs and/or disabilities statement is higher than other schools nationally. The school met the government’s current floor standards in 2016. These set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school met the Department for Education’s definition of a coasting school based on key stage 2 academic performance results in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Children in the early years are taught in one Nursery and one Reception class. Nursery children attend mornings only.