St Mary Roman Catholic Primary School

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About St Mary Roman Catholic Primary School

Name St Mary Roman Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Head Teacher Mrs Julia Pearce
Address Melbourn Road, Royston, SG8 7DB
Phone Number 01763246021
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 234 (56.8% boys 43.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.5
Academy Sponsor The Diocese Of Westminster Academy Trust
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher, ably supported by the school team and governors, has created an excellent environment for learning. Pupils thrive in this school both in terms of their academic achievement and their personal well-being. Standards in reading, writing and mathematics are high.

This is because all groups of pupils make rapid progress across the school. Teaching in these subjects and the use of assessment are excellent. Teaching has many strengths across a range of subjects, including science, history, information and communication technology (ICT), music, physical education and the arts.

Pupils are well prepared for the next stage i...n their education. The school places good emphasis on developing pupils' social and emotional skills. Initiatives such as the 'growth mind set' have had a marked effect on pupils' attitudes to learning and their resilience with work that they find difficult.

Across the school and in lessons, pupils are very well behaved. They demonstrate kindness, tolerance and respect for each other. School staff work effectively to ensure the well-being of all pupils including those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged.

Pupils benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including trips and visits, which offer them many opportunities to pursue their interests and develop their talents. Children in the early years receive a great start to their education in school. They make rapid progress and are well prepared for entry to Year 1.

Staff benefit from a training and performance management programme that has created an environment where all are continually trying to improve their practice. There is a strong team spirit and staff are excellent role models for the pupils. The school improvement plan identifies key priorities that need further development.

These include the wider application of mathematics in other subjects, and developing the use of the outside environment for learning.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements for the publication of specific information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish.

The school is an academy which is part of the Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well below average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above average. The proportion who have a statement of educational needs and those who have an education, health and care plan, is below average.

The school meets current floor standards. These are the minimum standards, set by the government, for pupils' progress and attainment. The school runs its own breakfast club and after school club.

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