|Name||Tividale Community Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||17 October 2012|
|Address||Dudley Road West, Tividale, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2HT|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||486 (50% boys 50% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||24.7|
|Percentage Free School Meals||13.6%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||45.1%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||14.8%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a larger-than-average sized inner city primary school. The Early Years Foundation Stage comprises a Nursery class for three year olds who attend part-time and two Reception classes for four year olds. A high percentage of the pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds with more than average in the early stages of learning to speak English when they start the school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is above average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above the national average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below the national average. The main areas of additional need include moderate or specific learning difficulties, such as speech, language or communication. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. All pupils make excellent progress as they move through the school. By the time they leave in Year 6, the standard of their work is above average. Pupils who need help with learning English make rapid progress because of the excellent support they get from their teachers as well as adults who can speak more than one language. Pupils who have special educational needs also make excellent progress because their teachers know them well and make sure that work in class is hard enough for them. If they need it, they get extra help. The school uses extra government money (pupil premium) very well to support those pupils who need more help with their reading, writing or mathematics. Teaching is consistently good throughout the school with much that is outstanding and this is why all pupils make such good progress. Parents can be proud of the excellent behaviour of their children in lessons and in the playground. Pupils learn to be kind, thoughtful and aware of their actions on others. One parent described the school as, ‘a caring environment with mutual respect’. The headteacher and senior staff run the school very well. They are always checking that every pupil, teacher and other adult does their best. They reward them for their hard work. This is why the school has been doing such a good job for a number of years. The governors are trained well to support and challenge the school and help the headteacher to check that standards remain high.