Templars Primary School

Name Templars Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 24 October 2012
Address Templar Avenue, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 9DA
Phone Number 02476466337
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 581 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.1
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 25.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 18.6%
Persisitent Absence 8.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

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.

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 performance, 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.