Whitgreave Primary School

Name Whitgreave Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Goodyear Avenue, Low Hill, Wolverhampton, WV10 9JP
Phone Number 01902558930
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 453 (53.4% boys 46.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Local Authority Wolverhampton
Percentage Free School Meals 58.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 14.1%
Persistent Absence 7.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 19.2%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher is a decisive and inspirational leader. In partnership with the deputy headteacher she ensures that staff help pupils make rapid progress over time.

Teachers with responsibilities make a strong contribution to teaching by providing teachers with personalised support and advice. Governors are highly effective and carry out their roles diligently. They keep a watchful eye on all aspects of the school and constantly strive for excellence.

Teachers use what they know about pupils' previous learning to effectively plan interesting and suitably challenging activities. The vast majority of teachers meet the needs of the m...ost-able pupils excellently. However, very occasionally, some more-able pupils are not stretched enough.

Pupils are safe and very well cared for in this harmonious and secure environment. Everyone is valued and treated with respect. Pupils' behaviour is excellent.

They are kind and thoughtful and play a central role in school improvement. Pupils make outstanding progress from their different starting points. A high proportion exceed the knowledge and skills expected for their age in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Leaders and governors make efficient use of pupil premium funding. As a result, the attainment of disadvantaged pupils is at least in line with that of pupils nationally. Pupils thoroughly enjoy writing in different subjects.

However, some pupils do not make sure that their handwriting is as neat as it could be. The curriculum is engaging and promotes positive attitudes to learning in all subjects.

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school.

The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or in care) is above average. The majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds.

The school offers two breakfast clubs. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress by the end of Year 6. Since the previous inspection in January 2011, there have been a number of staffing changes.

The headteacher joined the school in January 2013 and the deputy headteacher in April 2013. Seven class teachers have left and seven new class teachers have been appointed. At the request of the local authority, senior leaders and staff provide teachers from other local schools with training and support.