St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School

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St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School

Name St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Summers Lane, Totland Bay, PO39 0HQ
Phone Number 01983752175
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 149 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.8
Local Authority Isle of Wight
Percentage Free School Meals 21.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 11.3%
Persistent Absence 9.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (24 March 2015)
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Information about this school

St Saviour’s is a smaller than average-sized primary school. Most pupils are taught in mixed-age classes. At the time of the inspection, all Reception children were attending full time. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is around the national average. The very large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. Few speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding is below average. Fewer than five pupils are eligible in most year groups. This funding is to provide extra support for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and to children who are looked after. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in English and mathematics. West Wight Nursery shares the school site and also provides before- and after-school care for some pupils. This is run by a private provider and was not inspected at this time.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The school benefits considerably from its inspirational headteacher. Staff and governors support her well in the continuous drive for improvement. The school is very well placed to improve further. Systems for checking the extent to which teaching supports pupils’ progress are robust and accurate. Consequently, pupils’ achievement and the quality of teaching have greatly improved since the last inspection. Reception children make good progress, especially in their personal and social development. In Years 1 to 6, progress is good. By Year 6, attainment is above average in reading and mathematics, and is improving in writing. Teaching is consistently good throughout the school. Challenging and interesting activities help pupils to do well. Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is outstanding. Their excellent attitudes significantly support their learning. The promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and the acquisition of British values such as tolerance is outstanding. Pupils are exceptionally well prepared for life in a diverse and democratic society. The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure at all times is excellent. Procedures for supporting their behaviour and attendance are outstanding. Governors are fully involved in monitoring all aspects of the school’s work, and are well informed about the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement. Governors hold staff to account effectively for their impact on pupils’ progress. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Sometimes, planned activities do not set high enough expectations for the most-able pupils. Occasionally, staff miss opportunities to use day-to-day assessment information to help plan Reception children’s next steps in learning. Teachers sometimes give pupils too much advice on how to tackle mathematical problems, which limits their learning. Pupils’ handwriting and spelling are not as good as other aspects of their writing, particularly in the younger year groups.