|Name||St Luke’s Church of England Primary School|
|Address||Bemister Road, Winton, Bournemouth, BH9 1LG|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||431 (50.3% boys 49.7% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||26.2|
|Academy Sponsor||Coastal Learning Partnership|
|Local Authority||Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole|
|Percentage Free School Meals||22.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||14.8%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||15.5%%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Inspection
Information about this school
This is a larger than average-sized primary school. The very large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium support (additional money allocated to schools by the government for pupils eligible for free school meals, those who are looked after by the local authority or whose families are in the armed forces) is around the national average.
An average proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs are supported through school action and through school action plus. The proportion who have statements of special educational needs is well above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.
There have been a large number of staff changes in the last two years. Some appointments are very recent. Since the previous inspection, the school has become part of a voluntary collaborative trust of local schools.
This is known as the OCEAN Partnership of seven schools.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school Pupils are making good progress and achieve well in English and mathematics as they move through the school. Pupils’ overall attainment at the end of Year 6 rose in 2013 from an untypical much lower point the year before.
Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs achieve well due to the additional support carefully tailored to their personal and learning needs. Teaching is consistently good. Teachers’ confident subject knowledge is used to good effect to plan lessons which are lively, enjoyable and stimulating, so that pupils are excited about learning.
Pupils behave very well. They work cooperatively with each other well and demonstrate respect for adults and classmates alike. All pupils feel extremely safe and know that their contributions are valued.
The strength of teamwork in the school is at the heart of its current development. The difficulties faced through the many staff changes since the previous inspection have been effectively overcome. The headteacher and deputy headteacher are totally committed to ongoing improvement of achievement and teaching.
Their continued drive to improve the school has been successful and is shared fully by the whole school community. Governors play an effective role in supporting school development and in holding leaders to account for pupils’ achievement. The school’s values and sense of purpose underpin all that it does for pupils.
It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding to ensure pupils’ achievement over time is also outstanding. Marking does not always help pupils to understand what they need to do to improve their work. In some lessons, there are too few challenging activities, particularly in writing, to enable middle-ability pupils to make maximum progress.