St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Name St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Edenfield Crescent, Huyton, Liverpool, L36 6DS
Phone Number 01514778990
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 206 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.8
Local Authority Knowsley
Percentage Free School Meals 25.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.5%
Persisitent Absence 9.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (19 March 2013)
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Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized primary school in which almost all pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium funding, that is those known to be eligible for free school meals, children of service families and children looked after, is well above the national average. A very small proportion of pupils is supported by school action. The proportion of pupils supported by school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school exceeds the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress at the end of Year 6. Additional care is provided by the school before the school day begins. This is not a breakfast club but it gives pupils an opportunity to nurture basic literacy, numeracy and computer skills.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. This extremely caring school is an exciting place for pupils to learn. Pupils’ personal and academic achievement thrives because their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. Pupils’ attainment in English and mathematics is consistently well above average. Pupils of all ages make excellent progress year on year. The quality of teaching and learning is outstanding because teachers set their sights very high and pupils always rise to the challenge. The curriculum is exciting and gives pupils many opportunities to test and develop their skills across all subjects. Leaders and managers are highly ambitious for every pupil. They aim for nothing but the best. They have improved teaching quality significantly since the previous inspection. Governors challenge and support the school vigorously to make sure that high standards are maintained. Pupils enjoy school enormously because they feel safe and confident about what they do and learn. Their behaviour and relationships are outstanding. Even though attendance continues to improve strongly, it falls short of the challenging target set by school leaders.