Stretton Church of England Academy

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Stretton Church of England Academy


Name Stretton Church of England Academy
Website http://www.stretton.covmat.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Stretton Avenue, Willenhall, Coventry, CV3 3AE
Phone Number 02476303582
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 189 (53.4% boys 46.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.4
Academy Sponsor Diocese Of Coventry
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 37%
Percentage English is Not First Language 30.2%
Persisitent Absence 16.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 31.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (26 February 2015)
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Information about this school

The academy was established in April 2013. It is sponsored and managed by The Diocese of Coventry Multi-Academy Trust. The academy is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds, at about a third, is above the national average. Over a quarter of pupils speak English as an additional language, a proportion which is above the national average. Some are at an early stage in learning English. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (which provides additional funding for pupils in care and those known to be eligible for free school meals) is above the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is above average. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The academy runs a breakfast club that is managed by the governing body. The after-school club is privately run and is not reported in this inspection. Pupils attending the academy’s early years provision do so full time. There have been significant changes in the staffing of the academy since it was established. The academy is a member of the Willenhall Network, a group of local primary and secondary schools. In the last 18 months, the academy has received support from a National Leader of Education based at Whitley Academy, Coventry.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The very strong leadership of the headteacher has successfully transformed this academy. She has driven improvements in the quality of teaching and raised pupils’ achievement. Other leaders and governors contribute strongly to achieving these priorities. Senior and subject leaders share the headteacher’s high expectations. They make good use of information about pupils’ progress in reading, writing and mathematics to ensure that all pupils achieve exceptionally well. The governing body is highly effective in supporting and challenging leaders. Governors make an outstanding contribution to the success of the academy. The academy’s core values, particularly resilience and perseverance, are evident in all aspects of its work. These contribute to pupils’ outstanding behaviour and the rapid improvement in their achievement. Pupils are rightly proud of their academy. They show a love of learning and a willingness to engage in the wide range of clubs and activities. The quality of teaching over time is outstanding, leading to exceptional achievement by pupils. Teaching assistants provide excellent support for all groups of pupils. Pupils make excellent progress in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. At the end of Year 6 they achieve standards that are ahead of national averages. Disadvantaged pupils, disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs are making the same outstanding progress as that of their classmates. Strengths in subjects such as religious education and physical education enhance the quality of the curriculum. However, the checking of pupils’ progress is not yet as rigorous in other subjects as it is in reading, writing and mathematics. The academy works closely with parents and external agencies to ensure the safety of all pupils. Pupils learn well how to keep themselves safe in the academy, outside and on the internet. There is good early years provision and, as a result, children get off to a good start to their education. They have yet to make the same outstanding progress seen in other years.