St Vincent’s RC Primary School


Name St Vincent’s RC Primary School
Website http://www.stvincentsprimary.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 October 2016
Address Monkchester Road, Walker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 2TX
Phone Number 01912655049
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 208 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.7
Local Authority Newcastle upon Tyne
Percentage Free School Meals 46.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 22.6%

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. St Vincent’s RC Primary School is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and who speak English as an additional language is broadly average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is above average. The proportion of pupils who are supported by the pupil premium funding is above average. The early years provision is full time in the Reception class. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment in reading, writing and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The determined and inspiring leadership of the headteacher, ably supported by senior leaders and governors, has transformed pupils’ learning in St Vincent’s RC Primary School. The school has significantly and rapidly improved because all staff together have rigorously tackled previous weaknesses. Leaders’ and governors’ continued determination to excel and eradicate underperformance is translated into effective action. This means that the school continues to improve. Outcomes for pupils are now good and have improved since the last inspection. Pupils make good progress from their starting points, including the most able pupils and disadvantaged pupils. Standards reached are continuing to rise. As a result of good teaching, pupils learn quickly and can apply their skills across all subjects. Teachers assess pupils’ work carefully and give timely support and guidance so that pupils know their next steps in learning. Children in the early years make a strong start in their reading, writing and understanding of number. They play and learn happily together as a result of good teaching. The behaviour of pupils is good. They are polite and friendly, and have good manners. Pupils’ consideration of others, the pride they take in their work and their understanding of how to stay safe are excellent. As a result, their personal development and welfare are outstanding. Occasionally, teachers set tasks that are not challenging enough, and some pupils lose concentration in lessons.