|Name||St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||05 December 2012|
|Address||Coppice Drive, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7HU|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||189 (50% boys 50% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.0|
|Local Authority||Telford and Wrekin|
|Percentage Free School Meals||9.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.1%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
Information about this school
This school is smaller than most other primary schools. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported at school action is below the national average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. An above-average proportion of pupils join the school at other than the normal time, mid-year and mid-key stage. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. The exceptional enthusiasm, drive and vision of the headteacher have transformed the school from a good school with high standards into an outstanding one. Leaders, staff, pupils and parents are fully committed to, and rightly proud of, their school. Teaching is outstanding. Teachers know their pupils particularly well. They use this information very effectively to ensure that pupils’ individual needs are fully met. Children make good progress in the Reception class, though resources for the outdoor area are limited. As pupils move through the school, they become excellent readers, writers and mathematicians. Teachers and teaching assistants work extremely well together. High quality marking celebrates pupils’ achievements and ensures that all pupils know what they need to do next to improve. From an early age, pupils enjoy school and this shows in their eagerness to learn and their consistently high attendance rates. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They have very positive attitudes to their learning and support each other. They feel very safe in school. Staff are supportive and caring. With governing body members, volunteers and visitors to the school they create an exceptional place for learning. The support for disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is excellent. The headteacher is passionate about ensuring that all pupils do as well as they can and sets very high expectations for staff. Checks on teaching are very thorough and staff get the right training to make sure lessons are high quality. School leaders and managers, including the governing body, know exactly what needs to be done to sustain the high standards it has reached. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. They develop into confident, articulate and reflective individuals who are extremely well prepared for the next stage of their education.