St Laurences CofE Primary School

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St Laurences CofE Primary School

Name St Laurences CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Old Church Road, Coventry, CV6 7ED
Phone Number 02476689074
Type Academy
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 404 (53.5% boys 46.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.1
Academy Sponsor Diocese Of Coventry
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 29%
Percentage English is Not First Language 25.3%
Persisitent Absence 12.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.3%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (17 March 2015)
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Information about this school

The school is much larger than the average-sized primary school. Pupils in all age groups are taught in single-age classes. The children in Reception attend on a full-time basis. The school became an academy on 1 April 2013, sponsored by the Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and who speak English as an additional language is above average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. A high proportion of pupils are disadvantaged and supported by the pupil premium. This additional government funding is provided to help pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectation for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school has its own breakfast club, which was included in the inspection. The head of school was appointed in January 2014. The post of executive headteacher is currently vacant.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils thrive in the positive, caring environment of this improving school. They become confident and capable learners by Year 6 and are well prepared for the next stage of their education. The head of school provides clear direction and has the full support of staff, governors and the academy trust. All have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and areas for development. Leaders, managers and governors have improved the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement since the academy opened. Pupils of all abilities make good overall progress in reading, writing and mathematics, and standards are rising. Children in the early years settle quickly and achieve well because they are taught well and nurtured. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs do well thanks to careful analysis of their needs and the effective support they receive. Pupils’ behaviour is good in lessons and at all other times during the day. Pupils feel safe in school. They told inspectors that they have teachers who always care and look after them. Governors and representatives of the academy trust visit the school frequently to observe lessons, and to check that improvements are having an impact on pupils’ progress. They hold leaders firmly to account for the school’s performance. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The teaching of mathematics is not as effective as that of reading or writing. Pupils in Key Stage 2 do not have a strong enough grasp of number facts and multiplication tables to help them work faster in mathematics. Pupils do not use their mathematical skills in different subjects and they are not strongly enough encouraged to do so. Occasionally, learning slows when teachers do not ensure that lesson activities engage and challenge all groups of pupils, particularly the most able.