St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School

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About St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School

Name St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Michael Mainwaring
Address Derwent Road, Haresfinch, St Helens, WA11 9AT
Phone Number 01744678640
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 199
Local Authority St. Helens
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

From very low starting points, most children make excellent progress across the Early Years Foundation Stage. Excellent achievement continues across the school. By the time they leave Year 2 pupils reach standards which are broadly average and by the time they leave Year 6 standards are at least above and sometimes well above the national average in reading, writing and mathematics.

The quality of teaching reading, writing and mathematics has improved since the previous inspection and is now outstanding. The level of communication between teachers and teaching assistants is first class and has a very positive effect on the achiev...ement of pupils. Teachers mark pupils' work regularly and provide high-quality advice to pupils on how they can improve their work.

However, teachers do not always insist that pupils complete their corrections so that they can learn as much as possible from their mistakes. Pupils feel safe and are kept safe by a staff that cares for them. Behaviour is excellent.

Pupils are friendly and respectful. In class they work hard, listen to their teachers and help each other when they can. The curriculum meets the needs of pupils very well and there is a highly effective programme to promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

School leaders including governors have successfully put actions in place that have improved standards of teaching and pupils' achievement. The headteacher is passionate about providing the best for pupils. He makes sure that all teachers precisely assess pupils' abilities.

As a result information about pupils' achievement is reliable and accurately reflects the school's performance. All leaders have a range of opportunities to review the quality of learning and teaching in their areas of responsibility. Their skills in evaluating pupils' achievement and the quality of teaching are well developed.

The governing body is highly committed to the school and has the knowledge and the skills that they need to hold the school to account for its performance.

Information about this school

St Peter and St Paul is smaller than most primary schools. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium (additional funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority) is slightly above the national average.

The proportion of pupils supported at school action is below the national average as is the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The overwhelming majority of pupils are of White British heritage and speak English as their first language. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

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