Westminster Primary School


Name Westminster Primary School
Website http://www.westmnst.bham.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Stamford Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3PN
Phone Number 01214642369
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 461 (49.7% boys 50.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.4
Academy Sponsor Westminster Academy Trust
Local Authority Birmingham
Percentage Free School Meals 33.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 85.5%
Persistent Absence 4.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.1%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

The headteacher and other senior leaders have a very clear vision for the school and are unrelenting in their drive for excellence. Staff and governors share their determination to ensure that the school continues to improve. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

They achieve well. Pupils work hard and play together happily. They behave well and feel safe and secure in school.

Children get off to an exceptionally good start in the early years. Leadership and teaching are outstanding in the early years so children make rapid and sustained progress in all areas of their learning. Pupils have very good oppo...rtunities to engage in, and enjoy a wide range of sporting activities.

Teaching in Years 1 to 6 is good. Teachers receive effective support to improve their practice. This ensures that they are able to help pupils to achieve well in lessons and over time.

Staff work well together. There is a strong team feel in the school and all have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. The curriculum provides pupils with a rich and motivating range of activities that capture their interest and raise their personal aspirations.

Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is supported very well. British values are promoted strongly in the school and are reflected in the positive and supportive relationships between pupils and adults, and between pupils themselves. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not consistently provide pupils with clear guidance about how to improve their written and mathematics work.

They do not always check that pupils act on the advice they are given. The quality of pupils' handwriting is very variable, so the presentation of their work does not always reflect the otherwise good-quality content. Occasionally, work set for the most-able pupils is not challenging enough and this hinders their rate of progress.

Information about this school

Westminster Primary School is a larger than average-sized primary school. Provision in the early years takes the form of a Nursery, which children attend part time, and two full-time Reception classes. The proportion of pupils from ethnic minority groups is high.

Approximately 69% of pupils are of Asian heritage and 12% are of Black African heritage. The remaining pupils represent a number of ethnic backgrounds with small numbers of pupils in each group. Nine out of ten pupils speak English as an additional language.

This is much higher than the national average. The pupil premium provides support for an above-average proportion of disadvantaged pupils. This additional funding is used to help pupils in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have a special educational need is above average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. The school operates a breakfast club during term time.