St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

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About St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Name St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Miss Carolyn Scrutton
Address Norfolk Road, Dorking, RH4 3JA
Phone Number 01306883934
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 175
Local Authority Surrey
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well.

They make good progress across many subjects. When they leave at the end of Year 6 their attainment is well above average in English and mathematics. Good teaching ensures that pupils are taught the necessary key skills to help them to become successful learners.

Pupils make good progress in developing personal skills because spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is taught well. Pupils' behaviour in lessons and around the school is good and there are excellent relationships in all areas. Pupils feel safe and enjoy coming to school.

Pupils are proud of their work and talk confidently about what they... have achieved. Displays around the school are a celebration of pupils' good quality work. Governors and other leaders work well as a team.

They have established a system of regular checks and performance monitoring to make sure teachers receive suitable training and development. This has resulted in pupils continuing to make good progress. Parents and carers provide good support by working well with the school to ensure pupils arrive on time and ready to learn.

Pupils' attendance is above average. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Pupils do not make outstanding progress in enough lessons. There are insufficient opportunities for pupils to extend their thinking skills in order to fully develop their knowledge and understanding.

Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium, the additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, looked after children and service children, is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils identified with special educational needs requiring school action is much lower than in other schools.

The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is similar to that found in other schools. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics. In the Early Years Foundation Stage there is one Reception class.

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