Stoke Primary School

Name Stoke Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Briton Road, Coventry, CV2 4LF
Phone Number 02476451724
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 431 (52.9% boys 47.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.3
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 26.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 57.9%
Persisitent Absence 12.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.6%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (04 October 2016)
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Information about this school

Stoke Primary School is larger than the average primary school. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The early years provision comprises a Nursery class for three-year-old children, who all attend part time in the mornings or afternoons, and four-year-olds who attend one of two Reception classes full time. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils, supported by the pupil premium funding, is above average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is above average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is above average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is also below average. In 2015 the school met the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics for pupils in Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher provides effective leadership and is well supported by the deputy headteacher and senior leadership team. She has addressed the issues that were preventing improvement in teaching. She has worked tirelessly to improve teaching so that pupils fulfil their potential. Teaching, learning and assessment are good across the school. Teachers and other adults who work at the school share the high expectations that leaders have for pupils. All pupils, including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, or who are disadvantaged, make good progress from their respective starting points and across all subjects in a wide and stimulating curriculum. Leaders and staff make sure that the most vulnerable pupils are supported effectively. The school supports the development of the most able pupils and tracks their progress rigorously to make sure that they maintain the highest standards. Pupils behave well around the school and in lessons. They appreciate what teachers and other adults do to help them learn and make progress. They feel safe at school and are taught how to keep themselves safe. Nursery and Reception classes benefit from a welcoming learning environment and effective teaching. As a result, children enjoy learning, are safe and are well prepared for learning in Year 1. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school. Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain because they are taught to be tolerant, to respect the beliefs of others and the importance of understanding what is right and wrong. Governors have refocused their activities and developed their skills through training since the previous inspection. They now have a clear understanding of how the school is doing. As a result, they can support leaders effectively and hold them to account. Teaching in key stage 1 and lower key stage 2 is occasionally less effective than the more consistently strong practice in upper key stage 2. Administrative systems are in some instances not as effective as they could be in allowing leaders to gain swift access to the key information they need to monitor key areas of the school and inform their next steps.