|Name||St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||115 St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, RM14 2QB|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||418 (47.8% boys 52.2% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||23.1|
|Percentage Free School Meals||3.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||14.3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||3.6%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
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Information about this school
The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. Pupils from Black African backgrounds comprise the next highest ethnic group. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below that found nationally. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium is well below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for disadvantaged pupils, such as those who are eligible for free school meals or who are looked after. for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or who are looked after. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below the national average. The school’s early years provision comprises two Reception classes which children attend on a full-time basis. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school The school is well led and managed. The headteacher provides strong leadership. He knows the school well and has a clear vision for its future development. Leaders and managers, including governors, are effective in making sure that teaching and pupils’ achievement are improving. By the time they leave school, pupils achieve well in reading, writing and mathematics. In 2014, Year 6 pupils achieved particularly well in mathematics. Teaching is good and improving. Teachers provide quality written feedback which supports pupils’ learning and enables them to make good progress over time. Children achieve well in Reception because adults use the setting well to stimulate children’s curiosity and develop their personal skills. Pupils’ behaviour is good and their attendance is above average. They are polite and keen to help others. They enjoy being able to contribute to all aspects of the school’s life. Pupils feel safe in school. They have a clear understanding of how to keep themselves safe in a variety of situations. Governors have a good understanding of pupils’ performance and the quality of teaching. They are skilful in holding leaders to account for pupils’ achievement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always give pupils, especially the most-able, suitably challenging work. Pupils sometimes lack confidence in asking and answering questions in detail, and sometimes do not give reasons for their answers. Pupils have few opportunities to apply their numeracy skills across different topics and subjects. Leaders in the early years are not routinely analysing children’s progress information by group and using this to improve teaching further.