|Name||St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Address||Rosebank, West Street, Epsom, KT18 7RT|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||437 (50.6% boys 49.4% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.7|
|Percentage Free School Meals||3.9%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||40.3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||9.1%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (14 November 2017)
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Information about this school
The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The school has recently been designated a teaching school and provides formal support to other schools. The headteacher is a national leader of education. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is below average. The proportion who have an education, health and care plan or a statement of special educational needs is below average. The number of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above the national average and the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by pupil premium funding is below the national average. The school met the government’s current floor standards in 2017, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school Outstanding leadership has driven the improvement of all aspects of the school and ensures that high standards are maintained. Leaders, including governors, are ambitious for all members of the school’s community. Highly motivated, effective and committed teachers and teaching assistants are determined that pupils will achieve well. High expectations and outstanding teaching ensure that pupils enjoy learning, mix together well and take pride in their work. All pupils make consistently strong progress in all aspects of their learning across the curriculum. Disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are well supported and challenged to ensure that they achieve their ambitious targets. The curriculum is enriched with opportunities for pupils to engage in a wide range of activities. The interesting and exciting extra-curricular activities, offered at lunchtimes and at the end of each school day, further support pupils’ well-being and outcomes. The early years team provides a stimulating environment which motivates and engages children. Children make excellent progress and are well equipped with the skills and knowledge they require when they begin key stage 1. Pupils are confident, sociable and appreciative of their education. They are caring and respectful towards each other. The strong, positive, Catholic ethos of the school permeates all of its work. Safeguarding processes are well established and effective. Pupils can safely assess risks in the local community and feel safe within school. Parents hold the school in extremely high regard. The volume of written and verbal praise received by the inspection team about the school was exceptionally high. As a new teaching school, St Joseph’s Primary is beginning to share good practice in the teaching of mathematics and phonics with other settings. Focused development of its early years provision has the potential to enhance this dissemination further.