The King’s Church of England School

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The King’s Church of England School


Name The King’s Church of England School
Website http://www.kingswolverhampton.co.uk/
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Ofsted Inspections
Address Regis Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, WV6 8XG
Phone Number 01902558333
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 678 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 13.7
Local Authority Wolverhampton
Percentage Free School Meals 40.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 40.6%
Persistent Absence 16.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.8%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Since the previous inspection, leaders have acted quickly to improve the standard of education across the school from a low starting point.

They know their school well, and its strengths and areas that still need to improve. Some teachers do not routinely use the school's teaching and learning policies that leaders have put in place. This inconsistency means that pupils do not yet make consistently good progress, especially in science.

This is especially true for the most able pupils and boys. Some teachers do not use the information they have about pupils' abilities and needs to plan work that is challenging enough o...r work that interests and engages them. Historically, pupils in key stage 4 did not follow an appropriate curriculum that supported their learning well and did not benefit from good teaching.

This means that some pupils have gaps in their knowledge and are behind where they should be. Although disadvantaged pupils now make stronger progress, leaders, including governors, do not yet sufficiently well evaluate the impact of additional funding, including pupil premium and Year 7 catch-up funding, on outcomes for pupils that the funding is intended to help. Staff do not consistently apply the school's behaviour policy, especially outside lessons.

The school has the following strengths Since the last inspection, leaders have redesigned the curriculum. It now supports pupils' learning well, including their personal development and welfare. Attendance has improved and is in line with the national average, including for disadvantaged pupils.

Pupils' progress is improving, especially in key stage 3. Leaders have strengthened the positive ethos of the school, which is underpinned by Christian and British values. Pupils from different cultural backgrounds and faiths work well together.

Provision in the sixth form has improved and is now good. Students' outcomes are good in vocational subjects and have improved in academic subjects. Students benefit from many opportunities to develop work-related skills.

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized secondary school with a sixth form provision. The school is a voluntary-aided Church of England faith school. Pupils are from a wide variety of backgrounds and a large number speak English as an additional language.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well above average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below average. A small number of key stage 4 pupils attend alternative provision either at a local authority provision or at a private training provider, NOVA Training.