Templars Primary School

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About Templars Primary School

Name Templars Primary School
Website http://www.templars.coventry.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Helen Benarous
Address Templar Avenue, Coventry, CV4 9DA
Phone Number 02476466337
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 657
Local Authority Coventry
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. As a result of good teaching, pupils of all ages and abilities achieve well. Standards are rising at the end of each key stage and they are now broadly average at the end of Year 6.

Behaviour in most lessons is either good or outstanding. Pupils settle to their tasks quickly and sustain their concentration well. Pupils are cared for very well, particularly those who come from backgrounds that make them vulnerable.

In a short time, new leadership has brought significant improvements to key areas of the school's work. The impact of these improvements is clear in higher standards and improved pupils' progress. Monitoring of the school's per...formance, in particular the quality of teaching and learning, is very rigorous and underpins much of the school's recent success.

As a result, current leadership is showing an excellent capacity to improve. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although pupils achieve well, progress is not good enough to raise standards to levels that are above the national average. Not all teachers match work carefully enough to pupils' needs and abilities.

Too many pupils are late in arriving to school and miss out on important learning opportunities.

Information about this school

The school is larger than most other primary schools. Most pupils are White British, with a small number coming from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds.

A few pupils speak English as an additional language. Very few pupils are at the early stages of learning English. A well below-average proportion of pupils is eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals.

The proportion of pupils supported through school action is lower than in most schools, but the proportion supported at school action plus who are disabled or 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. Since September 2011, a new headteacher and deputy headteacher have taken post and in the academic year 2011 to 2012, 16 teachers left the school and were replaced.

Eight newly qualified teachers are on staff. There is a breakfast club and an after school club that are managed by the governing body. A Nursery forms part of the school Early Years class.

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