St Leo’s and Southmead Catholic Primary School Serving the Community

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St Leo’s and Southmead Catholic Primary School Serving the Community

Name St Leo’s and Southmead Catholic Primary School Serving the Community
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Lickers Lane, Whiston, Prescot, L35 3SR
Phone Number 01514778410
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 226 (50.9% boys 49.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.8
Local Authority Knowsley
Percentage Free School Meals 33.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.1%
Persisitent Absence 9.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 15.1%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (23 January 2018)
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Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who receive support for their SEN and/or disabilities is above average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is below average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium funding is substantially above average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups or who speak English as an additional language is well below average. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress by the end of Year 6. The school is part of a collaborative of other, similar schools.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and her senior leaders are thoroughly committed to constantly improving the quality of education at the school. The curriculum is broad and balanced and contributes effectively to the good progress pupils make. Parents and carers are very positive about the work of the school. Governors know the school well. They challenge leaders strongly and are effective in holding them to account. Teaching is effective because teachers have good subject knowledge that enables them to plan interesting lessons. Pupils feel safe in school and know how to keep themselves safe. The vast majority of pupils behave well at all times. They have positive attitudes to learning. Across a range of subjects, almost all pupils make good progress from their different starting points. Children in the early years make good progress. Most of them are ready for Year 1 by the time they finish their Reception Year. Leaders plan actions for school improvement well, but their success criteria do not precisely relate to pupils’ achievement. Improved progress in writing at the end of Year 6 in 2017 was still below the national average. Teachers occasionally do not give work that challenges the most able pupils. Recent rates of pupils’ absence have been too high, although there are signs of improvement. Sometimes, staff in the early years do not ask questions to encourage children to think or deepen their learning.