St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

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St Thomas More Catholic Primary School


Name St Thomas More Catholic Primary School
Website http://www.stmschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Knoll Drive, Styvechale, Coventry, CV3 5DE
Phone Number 02476849910
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 410 (52.7% boys 47.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.6
Academy Sponsor Holy Cross Catholic Multi Academy Company
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 10.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 28.2%
Persisitent Absence 11.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (06 November 2012)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Information about this school

The school is a larger-than-average primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding to help particular pupils who need it) is below average. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic groups and of those who speak English as an additional language are both higher than average. The proportion of pupils who are supported through school action is below average, but the proportion of those supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school does not use alternative educational provision offsite. The school is accommodated in one main building and six temporary double classrooms.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils start school life successfully and make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage. All groups of pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics throughout the school. Standards are rising in every year group and some standards that pupils are working at are above average. Teaching is good in all year groups. Pupils know the targets they are working towards and teachers give good advice as to how pupils can improve their writing. Behaviour is good throughout the school. Pupils are extremely polite and helpful to adults and to each other. They know how to stay safe and say they feel safe in school. The leadership and management of the school have ensured much improved teaching and achievement. The senior leaders check how pupils are progressing and ensure that the right support is given to any who need it. The governing body has a good understanding of the strengths of the school and what remains to be improved. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of pupils is a strength of the school and underpins all it does. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Standards in writing are not as high as standards in reading and mathematics. Teaching is not yet outstanding, because, occasionally, individual pupils do not get work at exactly the right level of difficulty for them. Marking of pupils’ work, other than in writing, does not always guide them to the next steps in their learning well enough. Subject leaders have not sufficiently developed the skills to monitor the progress of pupils in their subjects. The governing body does not always record its checks on how well the school is doing thoroughly enough. A small minority of parents who responded to the online questionnaire (Parent View) feel strongly that the school does not deal well with their concerns.