Whoberley Hall Primary School

Name Whoberley Hall Primary School
Website http://www.whoberleyhall-coventry.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Overdale Road, Coventry, CV5 8AJ
Phone Number 02476673452
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 212 (56.1% boys 43.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.2
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 21.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 23%
Persisitent Absence 7.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.6%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (08 July 2014)
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Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized primary school with more boys than girls. An above-average proportion of the pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding to the school. This additional funding is based on the number of pupils at the school in local authority care or who are known to be eligible for free school meals. The percentage of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The ‘All Stars’ before and after-school clubs, managed by the governing body, provide term-time childcare from 7.30 am to 8.45 am and 3.30 pm to 5.45 pm respectively. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic groups and who speak English as an additional language is similar to the national average. The Early Years Foundation Stage consists of a Nursery and Reception class. The school has a high level of pupil mobility. Only 58% of the current Year 6 pupils have attended the school from Year 1.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Strong and effective leadership has resulted in considerable improvements to teaching and achievement since the previous inspection. Good teaching, and some that is outstanding, helps all pupils make good progress. Children in the Nursery and Reception classes get off to a rapid start to learning. Staff know the children well and make good use of the indoor and outdoor spaces to make learning interesting and enjoyable for them. Pupils with a very wide range of abilities and needs, including those whose first language is not English, and those who need extra help, achieve well over time. Those pupils for whom the pupil premium provides additional support achieve as well as other pupils in the school. Standards in reading, writing and mathematics are good. Pupils’ achievement in a wide range of subjects is good. At the end of Key Stage 2, most pupils have made good progress and are well prepared for the next stage of their education. Pupils have positive attitudes to learning which strongly supports their engagement in lessons. Behaviour is good in lessons and around school. Pupils are courteous, thoughtful and helpful towards each other. They feel safe and know how to keep themselves safe. Leaders maintain a careful oversight of pupils’ progress and teachers’ work and promote a real desire for improvement. The Governing Body has a clear picture of pupils’ achievement and is well-informed about all aspects of the school’s work. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Leaders have not ensured that teachers’ marking is sharp enough or acted on by pupils for it to be effective in helping them improve their work. Teachers do not always recognise that pupils have moved on in their learning and work is not always adapted to provide further challenge, especially for the most able pupils. The quality of teaching has not been consistently high enough to ensure that all pupils who could make more than expected progress during Key Stage 2 do so. The presentation of pupils’ work is not consistently high across the school. Some pupils do not complete their work as neatly as they should.