Whitley Abbey Primary School

Name Whitley Abbey Primary School
Website http://www.whitleyabbeyprimary.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Ashington Grove, Whitley, Coventry, CV3 4DE
Phone Number 02476303392
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 383 (50.7% boys 49.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 28.2
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 11.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 31.8%
Persisitent Absence 10.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (11 October 2012)
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Information about this school

The school is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The percentage of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The majority of pupils are of White British ethnicity, although the percentage of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those learning English as an additional language are above average. An above-average proportion of the pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets out the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils’ attainment in mathematics and English at the end of Year 6 is above average. All pupils make at least expected progress in both subjects, with an increasing proportion making better than expected progress. Teaching in almost all lessons across the school is good. In Key Stage 2, it is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations and meet the needs of individual pupils effectively. Attendance is above average and rising and there have been no exclusions in recent years. Pupils behave well around school and in lessons, where they demonstrate positive attitudes to learning. There is little bullying and pupils are adamant that this is dealt with effectively, so that they feel safe at school. The school is well led and has seen rapid improvement since the last inspection. The leadership and management of teaching have ensured that the vast majority of teaching is good or better. This has led to rising levels of attainment and progress. The management of teachers’ performance is highly effective. The governing body provides a good level of challenge and support. It is not yet an outstanding school because : In the Reception and Key Stage 1 classes, lessons do not always fully engage the boys in learning, and not all of the free-choice activities ensure that pupils develop their skills and understanding. In Key Stage 1, written and verbal feedback does not always ensure that pupils know how to improve their work.