Villiers Primary School

Name Villiers Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 February 2017
Address Prouds Lane, Bilston, West Midlands, WV14 6PR
Phone Number 01902558993
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 609 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.5
Academy Sponsor Shine Academies
Local Authority Wolverhampton
Percentage Free School Meals 22.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 21.2%
Persisitent Absence 8.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is much larger than the average primary school. Early years provision is part time in Nursery and full time in Reception. An above-average proportion of pupils are from minority ethnic heritages: an average proportion speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is average. There are no pupils in receipt of an education, health and care plan. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is above average. The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information about curriculum content or the extra primary physical education and sport funding. The headteacher has been on long-term leave due to illness. The deputy headteacher has been leading the school during this period. The school met the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum standards expected nationally for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school runs a breakfast club and after-school club.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The acting headteacher and the leadership team have brought about significant improvement in pupils’ outcomes and the quality of teaching. Teaching is now typically good. Consequently, most pupils in all year groups are consistently making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Outstanding early years provision ensures that children make very rapid and sustained progress. They are well placed to succeed when they join Year 1. Highly effective teaching of phonics helps younger pupils make rapid gains in their reading. Other adults are skilled in supporting the learning of individuals and groups of pupils. They make sure that no pupil is left behind. Progress is not as strong in science because : pupils are not given enough opportunities to carry out science investigations. The curriculum offers many chances for pupils to apply their basic skills across other subject areas. As a result, pupils successfully broaden their knowledge and understanding. Some pupils have not acquired the skills in reading to interpret more complex writing. Pupils’ range of exciting vocabulary is at times limited. Pupils enjoy being at school and feel safe and well looked after. They behave well and have good attitudes to learning. The school website does not include all the information that it should. Leaders and governors have taken effective action to ensure the school is improving. They have a clear understanding of what the school does well and what needs to be further improved. Some parents would like more information about school developments and the progress their children make.