St Peter’s Catholic Primary School


Name St Peter’s Catholic Primary School
Website http://www.stpeterc.bham.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 09 July 2019
Address Adams Hill, Bartley Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B32 3QD
Phone Number 01214646921
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 211 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.8
Local Authority Birmingham
Percentage Free School Meals 29.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 19.4%

Information about this school

St Peter’s Catholic Primary School is a smaller-than-average primary school. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and receive support from the pupil premium is above average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above average. The majority of pupils are White British and smaller proportions are drawn from a number of different ethnic groups. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Leaders and governors have created a culture of excellence where staff and pupils have high aspirations to be the best that they can be. Under the expert guidance of the headteacher, leadership is strong in every part of the school. Senior and middle leaders are passionate about researching good practice in teaching, learning assessment and curriculum design across the school. The quality of teaching is exemplary. Teachers’ subject knowledge is excellent. They use this very effectively to engage and inspire pupils. Since the last inspection, attainment and progress have risen significantly and are well above the national averages at the end of Year 6. Nearly all pupils make significant and sustained progress across the school. Different groups of pupils, including pupils who are disadvantaged and pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), make excellent progress. Pupils love reading. Outcomes in the phonics screening check have been consistently high and this has helped pupils read unfamiliar words. Pupils have a very good understanding of what they read. Pupils in all year groups show an impressive zest for learning. They are confident, articulate learners who work very well with others and independently. The school provides outstanding opportunities for pupils’ personal development and welfare. Pupils are caring, responsible citizens who relish responsibility. Pupils greatly enjoy a rich and exciting curriculum that promotes plenty of opportunities for visits and trips. It is expertly planned to allow pupils to deepen their knowledge, vocabulary and understanding. Children get off to a flying start in the excellent early years provision. A very strong emphasis is placed upon learning basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics through well-thought-out learning activities. Governors are skilled, knowledgeable and supportive, providing an appropriate level of both support and challenge. Leaders have correctly identified that there are a number of low prior-attaining, disadvantaged boys in Reception who need extra support with their letter and number formation.