St Peter’s CofE Academy

Name St Peter’s CofE Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 21 May 2019
Address Fenton Manor, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2RR
Phone Number 01782882500
Type Academy
Age Range 11-16
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 948 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.5
Academy Sponsor Woodard Academies Trust
Local Authority Stoke-on-Trent
Percentage Free School Meals 24.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 35.9%
Persisitent Absence 17.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

St Peter’s Academy is co-sponsored by Woodard Academy Trust (WAT) and Lichfield Diocese Board of Education. The governing body of the school is known as ‘the academy council’, and members of ‘the academy council’ are referred to as ‘academy councillors’. This is an average-size secondary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is average. Just over half the pupils are White British and just under a quarter are of Pakistani heritage. The proportion of pupils with English as an additional language is above average. There are seven students who attend six alternative provisions. These are Want to Achieve, The Bridge Project, Merit, Reach, Stoke on Trent College and Peak. The school’s most recent section 48 inspection for schools with a religious character took place in October 2014.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Pupils’ outcomes in public examinations have been below the national average in the past. Progress is not yet consistently strong across the school. Sometimes the work planned is not sufficiently challenging for disadvantaged pupils, higher-ability pupils and pupils with special needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Pupils’ misconceptions are not corrected quickly enough. The school has the following strengths Pupils’ personal development and welfare are exceptional. Their considered approach results in excellent learning behaviours. Pupils are mature, articulate and proud of their school. School leaders have improved pupils’ attendance. Levels of persistent absence have reduced markedly. Overall attendance is now above the national average. The school is a place where pupils want to be. The curriculum provides pupils with a breadth of experiences and opportunities. It develops their knowledge and interests across a wide range of subjects. Effective senior leadership has resulted in improvements to the school’s quality of education. The leadership team has created a calm and well-ordered school where pupils’ well-being is strongly supported. Middle leaders understand where the strengths and weaknesses lie in the subjects for which they are responsible. They are held tightly to account by an effective system of monitoring, and appreciate the rigour of the process. The school’s safeguarding culture is strong. Staff work hard to ensure that pupils are safe.